We all have those days when we are more stressed than usual; with work piling on our desk; this oh-so-important meeting we need to do a presentation for; or the usual ‘being pulled in 10 different directions’ feeling.
We have put together a few suggested quick treatments and tips from Reiki to Go by Tanmaya Honervogt and Carol Neiman, and The Reiki Bible by Eleanor McKenzie, to slip in during the hours of a busy day. Of course, while casual Reiki is great for general balancing and energizing, they should not in any way replace your daily 1 hour self-treats!
Getting your head together (Big meeting presentation!) (source: Reiki to Go)
This treatment helps you “get your head together” and keep a clear mind , feel confident and relaxed. Give the treatment for about 15 minutes.
Step 1: Place your hands on either side of your head above the ears and touching the temples. This position harmonizes the right and left sides of the brain, bringing your intuitive and rational capacities into harmony. When the two hemispheres of the brain are balanced, you can deal with even complex issues more effectively.
Step 2: Place your hands on the back of your head with your fingers pointing upward. This position supports intuition, calms the mind and emotions, and eases any fears and insecurities you might be feeling.
Step 3: Place one hand over the solar plexus and the other over the third eye. This treatment integrates excess energy in the head with the solar plexus and it is particularly effective for those feelings of nervousness or stage fright
A quick pick-me-up after lunch (source: Reiki to Go)
This treatment will help to restore your energy and vitality when you get that mid-day dip in your energy levels, and has the added benefit of soothing the stomach and digestive system.
Lay one hand above and the other below the navel. Allow your hands to rest in place for about 3 minutes.
A work de-stresser (source: Reiki to Go)
This quick treatment rejuvenates the body, mind and emotions, and is very effective after lunch or in the late afternoon where energy may be depleted. Hold each position for between 3 to 5 minutes, for a total of 15 minutes.
Step 1: Take a deep breath and as you breathe out, let go of any tensions in your body and mind. Repeat this 2 or 3 times.
Step 2: Place one hand on your forehead and the other on the back of your head, just above the neck. This position calms the mind and emotions, and relaxes the tension that can be the cause of headaches.
Step 3: Lay one hand on your navel and the other on your forehead. This position has a calming and centering effect, and relaxes and harmonizes the intestines and solar plexus.
Step 4: Keeping one hand on your navel, move the other to the middle of your chest. This balances the energy from the heart centre and the sacral.
Relieving a headache or migraine (source: The Reiki Bible)
This treatment can help relieve the symptoms and promote calm and clear thinking. Give the treatment for about 15 minutes.
Step 1: While sitting or standing, place one hand over the forehead and another across the back of the head, at the point where the head and neck join.
Step 2: Place your hands on either side of your head with your palms covering the temples and your fingers pointing upward
Step 3: Place both your hands on the back of the head with the fingers pointing upward.
Have your own favourite positions for dealing with stress? Please share with us below 😉