Basic Reiki Hand Placements for Self Treatment

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Basic Reiki Hand Placements for Self Treatment

Reiki Hand Placement Photo
Reiki Self Treatment Hand Placement Guidelines. Courtesy of Adams Publishimg

There are twelve basic hand placements generally used when giving yourself a Reiki treatment.These hand placements are not set in stone, but rather, serve as a guideline for new students conducting self treatments. They are also helpful in using to conduct a one hour healing session. Apply five minutes for each placement.

About these images: The Reiki hand placements in this step-by-step pictorial are the same pictures in my book,The Everything Reiki Book, originally published in 2004. The artwork was adapted from photos of my daughter demonstrating Reiki hand positions. The same art was used in a revised edition, The Everything Guide to Reiki published in January 2012.

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Face

Reiki Hand Placements
First Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

First position: Palms of your hands are placed against your face, cupping your hands over your eyes lightly and fingers upon your forehead. No pressure needed - touch lightly!

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Crown and Top of the Head

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Second Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Second position:

Place your hands on both sides of your head, heels of your hands resting near your ears, fingertips touching at the crown.

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Back of the Head

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Third Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Third position:

Crossing your arms behind your head place one hand on the back of your head and the rest the other hand directly above the nape of your neck.

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Chin and Jawline

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Fourth Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Fourth position:

Rest your chin inside the palms of your cupped hands, allow your hands to wrap themselves along your jawline.

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Neck Collarbone and Heart

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Fifth Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Fifth position:

Grasp your neck comfortably inside the V formed by your thumb and fingers. Lower your other hand and rest it between your collarbone and heart center.

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Ribs and Rib Cage

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Sixth Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Sixth position:

Place your hands on your upper rib cage directly below the breasts. Relax your bent elbows.

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Abdomen

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Seventh Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Seventh position:

Place your hands on the tummy (solar plexus area) above our navel, allowing your fingertips to touch.

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Pelvic Bones

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Eighth Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Eighth position:

Place one hand over each pelvic bone, again, allowing your fingertips to touch.

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Shoulder Blades

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Ninth Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Ninth position:

Reach your arms over your head, bending your elbows and placing your hands on your shoulder blades. Alternatively, place your hands on top of your shoulders if you cannot reach your shoulder blades comfortably.

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Midback

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Tenth Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Tenth position:

For the midback placement, reach behind your back with elbows bent and place your hands on the center of your back.

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Lower Back

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Eleventh Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Eleventh position:

Next hands placements are the on the lower back. Reach behind your back, elbows bent and place your hands on your lower back region.

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Sacrum

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Twelfth Reiki Hand Placement. The Everything Guide to Reiki / Adams Media / Norma Medley

Twelfth position: The final hands placement is the sacrum. Lower your arms and place your hands on your sacral region.

Reiki hand placement artwork adapted from photography by Joe Desy

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