What is Reiki
Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative therapy that involves the use of the practitioner's hands to transfer healing energy to a patient. It is based on the concept that there is a universal energy that flows through all living things, and that this energy can be channeled through the practitioner's hands to promote healing.
Origin of Reiki
Reiki was founded in Japan in the early 20th century by a man named Mikao Usui. Usui was a spiritual seeker who studied various spiritual and healing practices in his quest for enlightenment. According to legend, Usui discovered the principles of Reiki after a 21-day meditation retreat on Mount Kurama, a sacred mountain near Kyoto.
After his experience on the mountain, Usui began to teach Reiki and founded the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, a society dedicated to the practice and teaching of Reiki. Usui taught Reiki to many students, including Chujiro Hayashi, who went on to develop his own style of Reiki and train others in the practice.