In studying for a recent reiki training for yoga teachers I found an interesting correlation between reiki and yoga that I would like to share with you. I have taught reiki as part of a teaching program for a number of years. Typically I teach it as a supplement to the yoga as almost an extra thing that the teachers have to add to their classes, but this year I taught yogic principles along with the reiki principles and saw how well they relate. I wasn’t teaching this year as a supplement to the yoga training but how reiki training is yogic in itself.
Molly Furzer interviews Frans Stiene for the magazine, Australian Yoga Journal
The system of Reiki is a path to awakening to your true nature. In other words, it is a path to realizing one’s true self, or “Self-realization”.
“Hinduism” is a term given by Western scholars, who encountered India for the first time about 400-500 years ago, to a complex tradition that seemed to span the vast expanse of the Indian subcontinent. What has been given the label of Hinduism, is known as Sanatana Dharma, the eternal philosophy.
As a practitioner of both Yoga and the system of Reiki, people often ask me how Yoga and the system of Reiki relate to each other. I see them both as paths of self improvement that lead to “self realization”. Practiced together, they can support each other and lead the practitioner to the ultimate goal, “self-realization” or being “Great Bright Light”.
I have learned over the last 15 years as a practitioner and teacher of yoga, meditation, and Reiki – that the forms and styles available to us are not all created equal.
I practice Anusara® yoga (a style of hatha yoga), Kriya Yoga (a meditation path), and Japanese Reiki. They all share a very important and fundamental element in common – they are spiritual practices with deep roots in a meditation tradition. Because of this, they are perfect complements to one another, and are seamlessly woven into the fabric of my life.
Frans and Bronwen Stiene interview Dayna Rittenburg, Reiki and Yoga Teacher from New York City.
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