Although Reiki works beautifully along with the natural healing wisdom of the body, whenever addressing serious problems on the chest, it is always helpful to add extra Reiki hand positions for the heart and lungs in order to strengthen the benefits of your Reiki session.
John Harvey Gray taught his students the following Reiki hand positions for the heart and lungs anytime a serious problem was present on the chest area. These problems could include coronary heart disease, lung or breast cancer, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, the flu, a chest cold or something else. We continue to teach the Reiki hand positions for the heart and lungs in our Reiki 1 Class.
Here’s how to do the Reiki hand positions for the heart and lungs:
Since the positions I’m about to share involve placing your hands on the client’s chest, it is important that you first describe the treatment to your client and ask permission to treat that area of the body. Some people are more modest than others and/or may feel uncomfortable. Explain to your client that you will place a barrier over the chest, and stress that your hands will rest only on the barrier … never on the chest. The barrier that you choose could be a comfortable narrow pillow, folded towel or folded blanket. You may want to ask your client to select the barrier from those you have available. If the client agrees, then place a barrier over their chest while you use the technique.
4 easy steps for the Reiki hand positions for the heart and lungs:
- Have the client lie down on his or her back. Place the chosen barrier on the chest. Check to see if the client is comfortable. Adjust if needed. Place your hands palms down on either side of the front of the chest. Your fingers should be together. Thumbs should touch. You are treating the heart, lungs, breast, and thymus gland. Stay in this position 5 to 7 minutes. We call this position 6a.
- Repeat this position on the opposite side of the front of the chest. You are treating the same glands and organs, which are located on the opposite side of the chest. Stay in this position 5 to 7 minutes. We call this position 6b.
- Next, still facing the chest, place one hand over one of the two axillae (under the arms) and with the other hand, cover the lateral ribs. You are now giving Reiki energy to the lymph nodes, and in addition, to the breast, heart, and lungs, from the side. Stay in this position 5 to 7 minutes. We call this position 6c.
- Repeat 6c on the other side of the chest. You are now giving Reiki energy to the opposite side of the chest. You are addressing the glans, organs and lymph nodes, which are located on the opposite side of the chest. Stay here 5 to 7 minutes. We call this position 6d.
For best results use this technique along with a complete Reiki treatment on a regular basis until the symptoms subside. Note: Always treat both sides of the body even when the problem is located only one one side. Doing so will keep the energy flow even and protect the healthy side.