Joshin Kokyuu-Ho

Breathing technique to purify the spirit.

This technique magnifies your Reiki energy and helps you feel like a piece of hollow bamboo – a clear channel for energy. When practicing this, you will realize that energy does not belong to us. It is simply the all-pervading force that makes everything pulsate with life.

With practice, you will find that the forces you thought to be your own personal energy melt and merge with the cosmic energy within your body-mind system. Then it becomes exceedingly difficult to draw the line between where the universe ends and “I” begin.

Preliminary exercise:

  • Stand in a comfortable position, feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Take a few deep breaths.
  • Release all the tension in your body and think of something pleasant.
  • Let your mouth open slightly.
  • Breathe in through your nose.
  • Rest your tongue on the roof of your mouth as you inhale.
  • Exhale through your mouth, and let your tongue come down naturally as you do this.
  • Bend your knees in slow motion while focusing your attention on your lower abdomen.
  • Do each step very, very slowly.

Suddenly you will become aware of a point in your lower abdomen, 2 or 3 fingers below the navel. It is where your life force dwells, the center of your being. This is called the Tanden.

Now begin the main exercise:

It may help to put one or both of your hands on your lower abdomen and breathe into the spot you are touching.

  • Inhale through your nose, and imagine drawing Reiki energy into your body through your crown chakra.
  • Pull the energy down to your Tanden.
  • When the energy reaches your Tanden, keep the energy there for a few seconds without straining yourself.
  • Visualize how this breath is expanding and permeating your entire body.
  • Then exhale through your mouth and imagine the energy flowing out through your fingertips, your hand chakras, the tips of your toes and your foot chakras.

Continue for 5 or 10 minutes.

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