The typical day for my two dogs starts with a big hug, a hearty breakfast, a post-breakfast treat and a morning Reiki session. And it’s tough to say which ritual they enjoy the most. Reiki for dogs has the power to soothe, heal, relax and energize. It has become a regular habit in our household, and your dogs may dig it, too.
What’s Reiki for Dogs?
Reiki’s an ancient Japanese healing practice. It involves the channeling of a natural healing energy from its divine source into a subject. The divine energy is believed to enter the Reiki practitioner through the crown chakra on the top of the head. It then flows through the practitioner and out through the palms of the hands.
There are several dog chakra points, including the crown, heart and throat.
The practitioner is not contributing or generating any energy on her own. She merely acts as a vessel through which Reiki can flow freely to its designated target. Anyone can become a practitioner by undergoing what is known as Reiki attunement. Here a Reiki Master channels special energies into the student, opening the way for the student to channel Reiki energy herself.
Because Reiki has a mind of its own, it’s going to do what it’s needed to do … Reiki’s job is to do whatever is in the greater good for all.
Laying the hands on a specific location can help focus the Reiki on that particular part of the body. Reiki is intelligent energy with a mind of its own and it goes exactly where it’s needed. It can travel over great distances across the world or small bounds across the room. It can even go into the past or future to help heal previous trauma or pave the way for tomorrow’s endeavors.
Reiki is also smart enough to know how much energy, making it impossible to overdose on energy or otherwise cause harm. Think of Reiki for dogs as a natural supplement, kind of like daily vitamins that just so happen to be packed with nutrients.
What Reiki Can Do for All Dogs
The benefits of Reiki may not always be obvious, either in dogs or humans, but there are many to be had. Reiki can help:
- Ease pain
- Boost the immune system
- Decrease healing time after surgery or illness
- Remove emotional or psychological blocks that are impeding physical health
- Reduce stress and promote relaxation
- Enhance well-being
- Strengthen the bond between practitioner and subject