What is Equine Reiki?
Reiki originated in Japan and translates to “Universal Life Energy”. Reiki is a healing method over 2500 years old and was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the 19th century. Equine Reiki is energy work and a relaxation technique, to help strengthen the immune system and activate self-healing in the horse.
How does Equine Reiki work?
Equine Reiki, just like Reiki on human beings, works in conjunction with the meridian lines and chakras via the use of hand-positions. The horse has 7 chakras, also called energy centers. Reiki practitioners use their body as channel for the universal Life Energy. This energy is transmitted through the body into the hands to the horse’s body. Reiki energy flows from the practitioner to the horses regions where energy is needed and the horse will take up as much energy as it needs. The warmth created by this energy work leads to a deep relaxation for the horse where the energy acts soothing and balancing.
The Reiki Practitioner energizes the horse on many levels:
Physical Level - Energizing through the warmth of the hands
Mental Level – Energizing through the use of the Reiki symbols
Emotional level – Energizing with the love that flows with the use of the symbols
Energetic level – Energizing through the presence of the initiated practitioner as well as the presence of the Reiki power itself
A non-touching technique may also be used depending on the individual case using a fixed set of hand positions, but intuition may also be the guide.
Reiki is not a substitute for proper veterinary medical care, but rather serves as a compliment. If your horse is ill or injured, seek appropriate medical attention from a qualified veterinary practitioner.