Reiki and Yoga

Reiki-yoga is a new form of alternative therapy that aims to merge two age-old spiritual concepts, namely reiki and yoga.

In order to understand reiki-yoga, one must first understand what each of these concepts.

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What is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy altering technique, which stimulates the chakras (points in the body through which life force or ‘ki’ enters) present in the body, enabling the body to heal itself. Reiki is an age old Eastern philosophy that believes in the concept of ki that is present in the body. This life force is responsible for both physical health as well as mental wellness. Any disruption in ki, results in imbalances in health, and reiki works towards healing these problems by simply altering the energy field with the use of hands to impart energy from the higher power or source of all life.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is an ancient Indian spiritual practice. Today, yoga is used to help people keep physically fit as well as mentally well. Yoga is practiced through the form of asanas or postures that help increase circulation as well as metabolism, resulting in better health.

Yoga is being favored as a form of exercise all over the world as research suggests that there may indeed be a lot of benefits to this ancient practice.

Reiki and Yoga

Both reiki as well as yoga are believed to help relax the mind and body, relieving stress, pain and anxiety. A mix of these two ancient practices increases the possibility of wellness, as it not only helps one to have a healthier life but also helps to clear out blockages in the life force, resulting in a physically as well as emotionally healthy life.

While more and more people are looking at reiki as an alternative option to heal their ailments, there is not enough proof to substantiate that this therapy does indeed work for anything other than relieving stress and anxiety. For this reason, reiki should always be used as a complementary treatment option and not as a replacement for regular medical care.

Considerations

Both yoga as well as reiki have no negative side effects and are usually safe to practice. It is, however, important that in order to receive maximum benefits, one consult a reliable and experienced practitioner. Pregnant women and those which certain medical conditions must consult a doctor as well as inform the healing gurus about their condition as certain yoga postures are not allowed during pregnancy.

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