Japanese Reiki Techniques 2 Jyoshin Koki-ho. Gassho.

Seishin Toitsu. Reiki Principles. Mokunen.

All the following energy techniques are not just for reiki practioners but will enhance any energy work that you do. Great for Healing work, Meditation, Chi Kung or Tai Chi or just to balance your energetic systems.

Jyoshin Koki-ho

Jyoshin Koki-ho (Joshin Kokyo-ho) is a breathing technique. You breathe reiki in through the nose through the crown and into the hara on the in breath. You breath the out breath from the hara. This technique is part meditation, part hara energization, and is done to cleanse the spirit.
Jyoshin Kokiho is done to cleanse the spirit, heart and mind. It is a focus
meditative breathing technique. To do Jyoshin start by placing the hands in Gassho and your eyes closed. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. On the in breath, breathe in the light of reiki through the crown and into the hara. Let the light fill your body completely transmuting all that is
negative and stuck into light. This relieves tension, anxiety, and promotes calm. On the out breath, breathe out that light and radiate it from you to all the


Gassho is a common practice in many eastern traditions. It is called “Namaste” in the Indo- Tibetan traditions. Gassho is holding the hands clasped in a prayer position at about the level of the chest. In reiki, Gassho is formally practiced by sitting on the floor or on a chair. The hands are in the prayer clasped position with the middle fingers touching in front of the chest.
The eyes are closed. The reiki precepts are said (For today only do not anger, do not worry, be grateful, do your work with appreciation, be kind to all people).
The middle fingers touch as this completes the meridians that terminate in the hands, in particular the fire element terminates at the tip of the middle finger. (Some call this the “reiki laser”.)

Seishin Toitsu – mindfulness meditation

You are in the Gassho or namaste position. This technique involves breathing through the hands. On the inhalation breathe in through the hands. See the reiki light that flows into the hands move in to the hara or hara line. Your hara is filled with light. Some see the hara as a fire of white light and as they breathe in this reiki light the light and fire increases in the hara.

On the exhalation see the energy moving back out through the hands. The light and energy in the hara remains with you.
You will find that the hara and hands become quite warm when doing this.
Continue until you feel done.

(N.B. When done in a group, it is at this point that the Teacher will do “reiju” or an empowerment/attunement. This group practice of Hatsurei ho is called “Shuyo ho”.)

Reiki Principles

The reiki principles are said as affirmations at this point. They are referred to as “Gokai Sansho” and are said three times.

For today only;
anger not,
worry not.
Be Humble.
With gratitude work on yourself.
Be kind to all.


Mokunen sets the intent of focus of concluding Hatsurei ho. To do Mokunen, say with the mind clear “I am done with Hatsurei now”. This is said to the mind and subconscious, but let it reverberate everywhere.



Japanese Reiki Techniques 2

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