technique is said to be from a Taoist qigong movement and is now taught in the Japanese Reiki society founded by Mikao Usui.
This can be used as a daily meditation along with the recitation of the Reiki principles in the morning and evening if you
This Technique has become known to Western Reiki practitioners through seminars conducted by Hiroshi Doi who has studied with the Japanese Reiki Society as well
as western Reiki.
The Reiki Gakkai does Hatsurei-ho prior to receiving Reiju. (The channel strengthening form of attunement
used. Many teachers are offering Reiju at Reiki shares) this is very similar to practices found in many energy work meditation
and healing systems throughout the world. The following is a modified version from the school of Mr. Doi
who has both Western and Japanese Reiki Training.
Hatsurei-ho is a practice to enhance your Reiki channel and spiritual
growth. It is very similar to the grounding, clearing and channel building exercises used in many different metaphysical spiritual
healing traditions. Many Reiki teachers do teach some of these exercises as an addition to their Reiki training.
Shisei (Posture): Sit on the floor or chair. Relax and close your eyes. Place your focus onto your Hara-line (3-5 centimeters
below navel). Put your hands on your lap with palms down.
Focusing: Mentally intend to begin Hatsurei-ho
(Dry bathing or Brushing off):
1. Place the fingers of your right hand near the top of the left shoulder, with the
fingertips over the indentation just in from the edge of the shoulder (where the collar bone meets the shoulder). The hand
is lying flat.
2. Draw the flat hand down across the chest in a straight line, over the "V" of the sternum
the rib cage meets) down to the right hip.
3. Repeat this procedure on the right side, using the left hand. Draw it flattened
from the shoulder, in a straight line, across the sternum, to the left hip.
4. Repeat the procedure again on the left
5. Place the right hand on the edge of the left shoulder, fingertips on the edge pointing outwards.
the right hand, flattened, down the outside of the arm, all the way to the finger tips, all the while keeping the left arm
straight and at your side.
You may do this with your left arm straight and out in front of you horizontally
this process on the right side, with the left hand on the shoulder and drawing it down the right arm to the fingertips.
Repeat the process on the left side again.
Connect to Reiki Raise your hands high up in the air, visualize and feel the
vibration/light of Reiki flowing into your hands and run through your whole body.
Joshin Kokyu Ho (Cleansing
1. Put your hands on your lap with your palms up and breath naturally through your nose. Focus on your hara line
(a couple inches below your navel) and relax.
2. When you breath in, visualize the white light of Reiki coming in through
your crown chakra, on to your hara line and expand to whole of your body, melting all your tensions.
3. As you breathe
out, visualize that the light of the Universal Life Force has filled your whole body,
expands to outside of your body
through your skin, onto infinity in all directions. Continue for a couple of minutes or as long as you like
Put your hands
together holding them in front of your chest (like praying hands) a little higher than your heart. (Gassho)
Toitsu (Meditation): Imagine that you are breathing through your hands.
1. When you breathe in, visualize that the
light of Reiki flows in through your hands on to your hara line, your hara being filled with light.
2. When you breathe
out, visualize that the light stored in your hara line radiate out through your hands. Continue for a couple of minutes or
as long as you like.
Put your hands back on to your lap with your palms down.
Mentally confirm that you
have completed Hatsurei-ho
Open your eyes and shake your hands up/down/left/right for a few seconds."