Kenyoku is a Japanese word that literally means dry bathing. It is a technique used to strengthen energy and disconnect from people, things, situations, thoughts and emotions.
It helps the Reiki practitioner ground before a session. It shields the practitioner from unwanted feelings and sensations and protects against feeling drained and tired. This technique is also practiced after a Reiki session to close the connection and center oneself.
Japanese Dry Bathing can be used by anyone at any time to ground and center oneself after an emotional situation or trauma. Kenyoku is very effective to get rid of negative energy and to release fixated thoughts and emotions regarding a situation or a person.
Kenyoku is a purifying and cleansing technique. Practitioners should practice it daily to keep a clear and stronger channel for Reiki to flow through.
1) Do a short Gassho meditation. Concentrating on the tip of your middle finger and centering your energy.
2) Put your right hand on the left side of your chest, over the collar bone. Now stroke down gently across your chest to the right hip bone.
the same with your left hand, starting on the right side of your chest, over the collar bone. Stroke down gently towards your left hip bone.
4) Repeat the movement with your right hand.
5) Now put your right hand on your left shoulder and stroke down gently over your arm and the palm of your left hand, down past your fingertips.
6) Do the same stroke with your left hand over your right arm and repeat the pattern once more with right hand stroking along your left arm.
7) Close the Kenyoku by doing a short Gassho meditation.
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Ariane Levesque Looker
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher
Intuitive Oneness Centre
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