Hope I am not re posting this but thought it may help those that may not know how or to do or heard of it....
Hatsurei ho is the Jewel of Reiki. This technique is
part mindfulness meditation, part strengthening the reiki channel, and
part self empowerment. It is said to be the cornerstone of Usui\'s
practices and was taught to all second level students. There are some
sources that report that it was taught as separate techniques to Shoden
(Level One) students as they progressed.
Hatsurei ho contained
the following techniques:
* Kihon Shisei - beginning position
Mokunen - setting the intent and focus
* Kenyoku ho - Dry bathing
Joshin Koku ho - The Cleansing Breath
* Gassho - meditation posture
and breathing technique
* Seishin Toitsu - mindfulness meditation
Kihon Shisei is the beginning position. The traditional position would be to
sit in zazen style. Since few of us in the west have had practice and
experience sitting this way, it might be uncomfortable and become a
distraction. You might find a straight backed chair to be more
comfortable and suited to your needs. The important element is sitting
up with the back straight. The eyes are gently closed. Your focus is
into the lower abdomen. This is called the Hara in Japanese and is
referred to as the Tan Tien (dan tien, tan dien) in other places. You
hands are placed gently in the lap.
sets the intent of focus. To do Mokunen clear the mind and with
mindfulness say, \"I am beginning Hatsurei now\". This is said to the mind
and subconscious, but let it reverberate everywhere.
(dry bathing) is a technique to clear and strengthen the energy
channels. The technique was common to many martial arts and chi kung
schools such as JuJitsu, Aikido and KiKo and was added by Usui. It is
likely that this technique comes from the rituals of Shinto priests. The
ritual action was to cleanse the body before contacting the deity.
Place your right hand on the left shoulder so that the rght fingertips
are on the left shoulder. The hand is open, the fingers held together
all point upwards. The hand (palm down) is against the body.
Slide the hand downward toward the right hip. Move the hand, going
across the chest and ending up fingers down at the right hip. The hand
(palm down) stays in light contact with the body the entire movement.
(This is what is called an open handed down block in the martial arts)
Repeat this process starting with the left hand on the right shoulder
and going down to the left hip.
the right hand again on the left shoulder. Slide the right hand down the
left arm (inside or outside, each will cover different meridians - see
below) all the way to the finger tips. (This is what would be called a
\"shirk\" in the martial arts, used to remove an opponents hand that is
grabbing your arm.)
E. Repeat this with the left hand on the
F. Start with the right hand on the inside of the left
elbow, and slide the hand down to the fingertips.
G. Repeat this
with the left hand on the right inside of the elbow.
Note - Some
masters teach the hand should slide to the inside of the arm and others
teach it should slide down the outside of the arm. Different meridians
are stimulated for each. The inside slide is yin and will effect the
lung, heart, and kidney meridians. The outside slide is yang and will
effect the triple warmer, colon and small intestine meridians.
Jyoshin Koki-ho (Joshin Kokyo-ho) is a breathing
technique. You breathe reiki in through the nose through the crown and
into the hara on the in breath. You breath the out breath from the hara.
This technique is part meditation, part hara energization, and is done
to cleanse the spirit.
Jyoshin Kokiho is done to cleanse the
spirit, heart and mind. It is a focus meditative breathing technique. To
do Jyoshin start by placing the hands in Gassho and your eyes closed.
Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. On the in breath,
breathe in the light of reiki through the crown and into the hara. Let
the light fill your body completely transmuting all that is negative and
stuck into light. This relieves tension, anxiety, and promotes calm. On
the out breath, breathe out that light and radiate it from you to all
Gassho is a common
practice in many eastern traditions. It is called \"Namaste\" in the
Indo-Tibetan traditions. Gassho is holding the hands clasped in a prayer
position at about the level of the chest. In reiki, Gassho is formally
practiced by sitting on the floor or on a chair. The hands are in the
prayer clasped position with the middle fingers touching in front of the
chest. The eyes are closed. The reiki precepts are said (For today only
do not anger, do not worry, be grateful, do your work with
appreciation, be kind to all people).
The middle fingers touch as
this completes the meridians that terminate in the hands, in particular
the fire element terminates at the tip of the middle finger. (Some call
this the \"reiki laser\".)
Seishin Toitsu - mindfulness meditation
You are in the Gassho or namaste position. This
technique involves breathing through the hands.
On the inhalation
breathe in through the hands. See the reiki light that flows into the
hands move in to the hara or hara line. Your hara is filled with light.
Some see the hara as a fire of white light and as they breathe in this
reiki light the light and fire increases in the hara.
exhalation see the energy moving back out through the hands. The light
and energy in the hara remains with you.
You will find that the
hara and hands become quite warm when doing this. Continue until you
(N.B. When done in a group, it is at this point that
the Teacher will do \"reiju\" or an empowerment/attunement. This group
practice of Hatsurei ho is called \"Shuyo ho\".)
The reiki principles are said as affirmations
at this point. They are referred to as \"Gokai Sansho\" and are said three
For today only;
With gratitude work on yourself.
Be kind to all.
sets the intent of focus of concluding Hatsurei ho. To do Mokunen, say
with the mind clear
\"I am done with Hatsurei now\". This is
said to the mind and subconscious, but let it reverberate everywhere
To be done in the Morning or
The Gassho part you can do from 5 minutes to however
long you feel you need too..
and of course before collecting Reiju if you wish!