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Level 1 Hand Positions
 
Pattern 1: The Torso
The first pattern contains 6 hand positions. It's best to stand on the left side of the recipient. Once the first hand is placed on the body, contact should not be broken. To move from one position to another, the practitioner should raise one hand and place it in the next position, then pick up the other hand and move it to the next appropriate spot. This way the energy is always flowing to the recipient, the contact is never broken.
If the client is tall or has a long torso, you can add positions in order to cover the entire area.
  1. Position 1 is on the left side of the body, adjacent to the solar plexus. This position covers the Stomach - (for food and enzymes), the Spleen (for blood and antibodies that eat bad cells), part of the pancreas (for sugar, oxygen and to help the insulin break down sugar into energy).
  2. Position 2 is on the right side of the body, opposite position 1. This position covers the rest of the pancreas, the liver (to help pull toxins out of the blood stream. The liver also produces alkaline "bile" and sends it to the gall bladder to break down fats and oils. This is the final conversion point of carbohydrates to nutrients).
  3. For Position 3, one hand is placed on the left, the other on the right side, just below the 2nd position. (If moving to position 4 will leave an area of the stomach uncovered (if the torso is long), create a position 3a/b to cover that area.) This position covers the small intestines (to help the additional "garbage" which travels to the colon) and the top part of the large intestine.
  4. Position 4 is angled from the hip bones down toward the center of the lower torso. This position covers the Bladder (for urine), the prostate (for men, to provide proper fluid flow for ejaculation), the Ascending/Descending Colon, (for women:) the Ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.
  5. Position 5 is angled across the hip flexors, just below position 4. This position covers the leg hinges, the lymph nodes (for assisting the lymphatic system to take toxins from each cell and dumps into the bloodstream.)
  6. Position 6 makes a "T" across the center of chest. Use the right hand to make the top of the "T" just below the collar bones, the left hand makes the center line between the breast plates. This position covers the heart and lungs.
  7. Optional:
  8. Position 7 requires the use of a heavy sweater or towel to cover the breasts. This covers the breast bones, the breast tissue, additional contact for the lungs, heart and arteries.
  9. Position 8, requires the practitioner to stand at the head of the recipient. Place both hands over (or in) the arm pits. This covers the additional lymph glands (for assistance in combating lung problems, T.B., emphysema, the flu, breast and lymphatic cancers).
 
Pattern 2: The Head
The second pattern contains 4 hand positions. It's best to stand at the head side of the recipient. As with the first pattern, once the first hand is placed on the body, contact should not be broken. Be careful when moving from the first patter to the second. Even a light touch on the shoulder while you are moving around the recipients body is enough for the energy to continue to flow.
  1. Position 1 requires that you use a Kleenex or a small soft cloth over the eyes. Place the hands over both eyes, with the index fingers along side the nose and even with the nostrils. The heel of the practitioners hands should be resting comfortably over the forehead area. This position covers the brain (for emotions, increases information storage and retrieval), the pituitary gland, the pineal gland (for women, this helps to regulate ministration cycles)(for peace, serenity and dealing with daily routines), the eyes and the sinuses (this position helps fight off infections, muscle problems, sinusitis and stress headaches).
  2. Position 2 moves to the top of the ears on each side of the head, just below position 1, aligning the fingers with the ear lobes. The thumbs should now be in the same position the little fingers were in from position 1. This position covers the temporal lobes, inner ear (for hearing and balance) and the cranial nerves (also for stress and anxiety).
  3. Position 3 requires the practitioner to gently rock the recipients head from one side to the other. Move one hand to the back of the head, gently rock the head as if cradling it with that one hand, then move the free hand to the back of the head and gently balance the head in both hands. Position 3 should be in the same place as position 1, except in the back.. Make sure the little fingers are touching and keep them tightly together. This position covers the rest of the brain (for memories of sight, emotions are also created here, and controlling functions (such as: sleep, mood swings, hunger and temper). This is also the area that helps to regulate the bodies temperature.
  4. Position 4 covers the throat and lower jaw with one hand slightly covering the finger tips of the other hand. Do not touch the throat, simply cup the hands and rest them gently on the collar bones or chin. This position covers the airway, the food way, the voice box and the thyroid gland (for regulating metabolism). This position helps the parathyroid (which mediates calcium absorption and phosphorus).
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  6. Position 5 covers the ears entirely, cupping the hand around the ear itself. This position covers the ears (for hearing and balance), the neck muscles (where most people store stress), the coratid artery (for high/low blood pressure and control over smaller glands).
  7. Position 6 covers the top of the head, either by placing the heels of the hands together with the fingers pointing toward the ears, or facing the fingers toward each other and placing them side by side (right thumb touching left little finger.) This position covers the portions of the brain that deal with motor muscle neurons (helps ease the effects of cerebral palsy, stroke, muscular dystrophy, etc.)
 
Pattern 3: The Back
Pattern 3 has 8 positions It's best to stand on the right side of the recipient. As with the first pattern, once the first hand is placed on the body, contact should not be broken. Be careful when moving from the second pattern to the third. Even a light touch on the shoulder while the recipient is turning over onto their stomach will be enough for the energy to continue to flow.
  1. Position 1 places both hands on the right side of the spine, over the shoulders. This position covers the lungs, arteries and breast.
  2. Position 2 places both hands on the left side of the spine, opposite position 1. This position covers the lungs, heart, and breast.
  3. Position 3 places both hands on the right side of the spine, below the first position over the adrenal glands. This position covers the kidneys and adrenal gland.
  4. Position 4 places both hands on the left side of the spine, over the spleen. This position covers the stomach, spleen, pancreas, liver gallbladder and adrenal gland.
  5. Position 5 place one hand on the left side, the other on the right side of the spine. This position covers the syatic stem (for feeding the legs with nerve energy).
  6. Position 6 is a "T" across the coccyx. Place the right hand to make the top of the "T" at the top of the buttocks, the left hand makes the center line along the coccyx. This position covers the rectum and anus (for helping to release old patterns)
  7. Position 7 places one hand behind each knee. This position covers the knees, and nerve connections to the feet.
  8. Position 8 places one hand on the bottom of each foot. This area covers the souls of the feet.
 
Next: Reiki Level II

Created: 03/28/1999       Updated: 12/18/2008
 
 
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