The history of Reiki was began over 100 years ago. It was established by Dr. Mikao Usui, a distinguished Japanese scholar who studied Buddhism, martial arts, and Kiko (a Japanese form of qi gong). During a 21 day meditation and fasting retreat, he experienced an event that would change his life forever. We was spiritually awakened and experienced visions of ancient Sanskrit symbols that helped him develop a system of healing. From that moment, Usui Reiki was born.
Reiki is a Japanese phrase made up of the words Rei meaning “universal life force” and Ki “energy”.
Dr. Usui desired a method of healing that was unattached to any specific religion and religious belief – so that his system would be accessible to everyone. It was this desire that led to this art of hands-on energy healing that targets stagnant energy in and around the body where there has been physical injury or emotional pain. Since then, his teachings have been taught and passed down through the International Usui Reiki Network.
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