Reiki in kanji – Japanese characters explain it all

Reiki in Japanese is often written in katakana, like this: レイキ. Katakana is a set of letters used to write foreign words imported to Japanese. The reason why reiki is written in katakana is because until recent years, a majority of the reiki practitioners were using western reiki taught outside of Japan. As some of you may Continue reading


“Light on the Origins of Reiki: A Handbook for Practicing the Original Reiki of Usui and Hayashi” – Book review

This is a translation of Tadao Yamaguchi’s book in Japanese. Yamaguchi sensei (“sensei” means teacher in respectful way) heads the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto and travels around the world teaching reiki. I’m rather biased when it comes to reviewing this book, because I learned reiki from Tadao Yamaguchi, and this book represents the key Continue reading


“This is Reiki: Transformation of Body, Mind and Soul from the Origins to the Practice” – book review

This is one of many books Frank Arjava Petter has written, and it is one of the best (in my opinion) as it’s extremely informative, factual and “human” book. Petter is one of the most well-known reiki teachers and healers today, and he is highly respected by fellow teachers and those who have attended his Continue reading


Byosen – what is it and how does it work in reiki healing?

In reiki healing, there are recommended hand positions to deal with specific illnesses and symptoms. These are useful starting point, especially if you are a beginner healer. In Japanese reiki healing, there is a strong emphasis on being able to detect “byosen“, which can be directly translated as “sickness lump” or “sickness accumulation”. When you Continue reading


“The Hayashi Reiki Manual: Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki System” – book review

The Hayashi Reiki Manual: Japanese Healing Techniques from the Founder of the Western Reiki System is another great book by Frank Arjava Petter. He co-authored this book with Tadao Yamaguchi (my reiki teacher) and his late mother and a well-respected reiki teacher, Chiyoko Yamaguchi. Frank Arjava Petter is one of the most well-known reiki teachers Continue reading


Reiki and meditation – an integral part of reiki healing

Whether you’re a reiki practitioner or a recipient, meditation is an important part of reiki healing. But not only that, meditation can be (and should be) important part of our daily life. In this post, I’ll try to explain what meditation is, so you’ll understand that anyone can practice meditation without it being difficult or Continue reading