Reiki is a Japanese form of healing that is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. What makes Reiki unique is that it incorporates elements of just about every other alternative healing practice such as spiritual healing, auras, crystals, chakra balancing, meditation, aromatherapy, naturopathy, and homeopathy.
Reiki involves the transfer of energy from practitioner to patient to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of energy. Reiki utilizes specific techniques for restoring and balancing the natural life force energy within the body. It is a holistic, natural, hands-on energy healing system that touches on all levels: body, mind, and spirit.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word representing universal life energy, the energy that is all around us. It is derived from rei, meaning “free passage” or “transcendental spirit” and ki, meaning “vital life force energy” or ” universal life energy”.
Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize. Unlike other healing therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.
Reiki energy has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, destroys energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibration frequency of the body.
The laying of hands is used in Reiki therapy also as in spiritual healing. There is a difference though. In spiritual healing, a person with a strong energy field places his or her hands above a particular part of the recipient’s body in order to release energy into it. So, here the healer is the one who is sending out the energy. In Reiki, however, the healer places the hands above the recipient; however, it is the recipient that draws the energy as needed. Thus, in this case, the individual being healed takes an active part in the healing process as opposed to having a passive part in spiritual healing. The individual takes responsibility for his or her healing. The recipient identifies the needs and caters to them by drawing energy as needed.
Although there are positions in which Dr. Tatyana Yakovleva is in contact with the patient, Reiki treatment may not involve actual touching. She can hold her hands a few inches or further from the patient’s body and manipulates the energy field from there.
There are several forms or streams of Reiki. More common is Usui Shiki Ryoho form of Reiki, but there is also Karuna Reiki. Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism , Buddhism and Zen. It means to take away the suffering of others and could also mean to take compassionate action . Usui Reiki is a beautiful loving healing energy and Karuna has been known to be more powerful. There is more than one healing energy in this world and Karuna is but another that intensifies what we already know. You must be trained in Usui Reiki first since this energy is advanced and moves quicker for faster healing, physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. When individuals experience enlightenment, they report that all beings are known as one. Therefore, it is natural to extend compassionate action or Karuna to everyone without distinction because we are all one. As we help others and aid them in their harmonizing process, all beings benefit. Because of the oneness of all beings, it is understood that Karuna is not only extended to others out of love, but also, because it is an entirely logical thing to do. In the same way that you would want to heal your own wounds, you would also want the wounds of others to heal. It is also stated in the Buddhist literature that Karuna must be accompanied by wisdom in order to have the right effect.
Dr. Tatyana Yakovleva uses Reiki and Karuna Reiki to supplement other treatments.