During the practice of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, which is the tradition I learned from Sensei Phyllis Lei Furumoto and which I practice daily, one of the naturally occurring effects is that of stepping into a space of mental and emotional serenity regardless of external conditions

I have found that when I practice meditation in the tradition of Ashtanga or Raja Yoga, the meditative space and effects are very similar, so why then practice Reiki ?

Two of the main reasons are that to practice Reiki all I have to do is lay my hands on my body, and I don’t have to pay close attention to the process for it to work

In Ashtanga meditation, sitting still, concentration, breath control and other elements have to be present to step into a meditative space

So if you are still struggling with quieting the mind or other challenges to be able to properly meditate, Reiki may be a better practice to access the benefits of a clear and serene mind

I regularly schedule classes for first and second degree of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, but you are also welcome to send me your questions or inquire about treatments or future classes

Gilberto Arias