Reiki

Reiki , /ˈreɪkiː/) is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Mikao Usui .  It aims to relax you, ease stress and tension and help your overall well being. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.
Reiki is a pseudoscience. It is a Japanese healing art that was developed by Dr Usui in Japan in the early 20th century. It is pronounced ray-key. You might also hear it called Reiki energy, Usui system of Reiki and therapeutic touch.
It is based on qi (“chi”), which practitioners say is a universal life force. The Japanese reiki are words – rei  (“spirit, miraculous, divine”) and ki  (“gas, vital energy, breath of life, consciousness”).
Eastern medicine systems work with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well being. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.  In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it.
According to practitioners, energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness.
Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body, say practitioners, can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.

Reiki session

It is best described as a form of hands on healing used as a complementary therapy. The practitioner places their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the head, limbs, and torso,  particular injury, such as a burn, using different hand shapes for few minutes depending on problem strength.
Reiki practitioners say that it can:
  • help you to feel deeply relaxed
  • help you cope with difficult situations
  • relieve emotional stress and tension
  • help to improve overall wellbeing

Health benefits

According to practitioners, the healing effects are mediated by channeling the universal energy known as qi, pronounced “chi.” In India, this is known as “prana.” This is the same energy involved in tai chi exercise. It is the life force energy that some believe surrounds all of us, although there is no empirical evidence that such a life force exists.
Cancer Patients say that it helps them cope better with their cancer and its treatment. But it’s important to bear in mind that while Reiki may help you to cope with your symptoms or side effects, it is not able to treat your cancer.
Clinical research has not shown reiki to be effective as a treatment for any medical condition. There has been no proof of the effectiveness of reiki therapy compared to placebo. An overview of reiki investigations found that studies reporting positive effects had methodological flaws.
The American Cancer Society stated that reiki should not replace conventional cancer treatment, a sentiment echoed by Cancer Research UK and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

A Typical Practice Session of Reiki

On your first visit, your Reiki practitioner will ask you about your general health and medical history. They will ask you why you would like to have Reiki and discuss your treatment plan with you.
You don’t have to get undressed for treatment. You usually take your shoes and coat off and have it sitting or lying down. You can have your eyes open or closed.
Your Reiki practitioner might dim the lights or play soothing music. They put their hands on, or a few inches above your body. They will move their hands across your body, usually starting at your head and working down to your feet, but may focus on particular areas of the body.
The aim is to move and balance the energy within and around your body. And to get rid of any energy blocks to encourage physical healing and strengthen your energy.
You might feel a tingling sensation, a deep relaxation, or warmth or coolness throughout your body. Or, you might not feel anything at all. Practitioners say this doesn’t mean the treatment isn’t working.
A session usually lasts between 20 minutes and an hour. Many practitioners say you will get the best results from 3 sessions within a fairly short space of time. Then take a break before having more treatments.
You might feel thirsty after a session. It can help to drink plenty of water and avoid strong caffeine based drinks, such as coffee.
You might feel deeply relaxed, and resting at home afterwards can help you get the full benefit of the treatment.
Reiki can be sent remotely. An appropriately trained practitioner can send healing over a distance. So you can be in your own home having Reiki from a person elsewhere.

If you don’t feel comfortable with anything, it’s important to discuss this with your practitioner.

Is Reiki harmful?

The U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) state that Reiki “has not been clearly shown to be useful for any health-related purpose.” However, they add that it does not appear to have any harmful effects.  Many healthcare professionals accept Reiki as a useful complementary therapy which may help lower stress, promote relaxation and reduce pain.
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Third Eye Chakra

Ajna (Sanskrit: आज्ञा, IAST: Ājñā), or third-eye chakra, is the sixth primary chakra in the body according to Hindu tradition. It is supposedly a part of the brain which can be made more powerful through meditation, yoga and other spiritual practices just as a muscle is. In Hindu tradition, it signifies the subconscious mind, the direct link to the ‘BRAHMAN’. The function of the third eye chakra is driven by the principle of openness and imagination. While a person’s two eyes see the physical world, the third eye is believed to reveal insights about the future. The third eye chakra is said to connect people to their intuition, give them the ability to communicate with the world, or help them receive messages from the past and the future.
 

Location of the Third Eye Chakra:

Third Eye’s superficial location, is believed to be between the eyebrows at the bridge of the nose. The Pineal Gland, deep inside the brain is also associated with Ajna in Hindu tradition, as both are considered a “third eye”. The location makes it a sacred spot where Hindus apply a vermilion bindi to show reverence for it. 
 

The Seed Syllable:

The seed syllable of Ajna is Om, or “Pranava Om”, which is believed to be the basic sound of the world and contains all other sounds. It is considered the supreme sound of the universe. 
 
 
Ajna chakra, is the center where we transcend duality – the duality of a personal “I” separate from the rest of the world.
 

Behavioral characteristics of the Third eye chakra:

Ajna translates as “command” or “perceive” and is considered the eye of intuition and intellect. Its associated sense organ is the brain. When something is seen in the mind’s eye, or in a dream, it is being seen by Ajna. 
 
The Third eye chakra is associated to the pineal gland in charge of regulating bio-rhythms, including sleep and wake time. It’s positioned close to the optical nerves, and as such, sensitive to visual stimulations and changes in lighting.
 
The third eye chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral characteristics:
  1. Vision
  2. Intuition
  3. Perception of subtle dimensions and movements of energy
  4. Psychic abilities related to clairvoyance and clairaudience especially access to mystical states, illumination
  5. Connection to wisdom, insight
  6. Motivates inspiration and creativity
 
The third eye chakra is an instrument to perceive the more subtle qualities of reality. It goes beyond the more physical senses into the realm of subtle energies. Awakening your third eye allows you to open up to an intuitive sensibility and inner perception. 
 

The third eye chakra’s images: 

Third eye visions are also often more subtle than regular visions: They may appear a bit “blurry”, ghost-like, cloudy, or dream-like. Sometimes however, the inner visions might be clear like a movie playing in front of your eyes. Sustaining awareness of third eye chakra energy might require focus and the ability to relax into a different way of seeing. When we focus our mind and consciousness, we can see beyond the distractions and illusions that stand before us and have more insight to live and create more deeply aligned with our highest good.
 
It is a bridge that links gurus with disciples while allowing mind communication between two people. Meditation up on Ajna supposedly grants ‘siddhi’, or occult powers, to quickly enter another body at will and to become omniscient. Hindus believe that spiritual energy from the environment enters their body through the Ajna chakra; they take great care to protect it with spiritually positive and protecting forces. 
 

Comparisons with other systems:

In Tibetan Buddhism this chakra is at the end of the central energy channel, which runs up the body to the top of the head, and then over and down, terminating at the forehead. This center is frequently depicted as the third eye in artwork and is used in various meditations. 
 
In Qigong, the highest Dantian is located at this position. This is one of three furnaces that converts the different types of energy in the body. In this Dantian, the spiritual ‘shen’ energy is converted into ‘wuji’, the infinite space of void.
 
Within the system of Lataif-e-sitta, there is a Lataif known as ‘Khafi’, or arcane subtlety, in the same position. This is thought to be related to mystical intuition. According to the ‘Kabbalah’, there are two ‘Sephirot’ located on the sixth level, associated with the left and right parts of the face. They are called ‘Chokmah’ (wisdom) and ‘Binah’ (understanding); it is at these points that the two side pillars of mercy and severity end, while the central pillar carries on rising to ‘kether’, the crown.

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Do you write blog or anything like it? Do you find it difficult to write even after writing is what you do? Today I found myself in this situation. Actually I am feeling bit down and have some stress in my near family. So I set down to write somethings to get the stress out. But you know, when your mind is roaming out and not listening to give you any thoughts you’ll feel really lonely. It seems nobody cares for you – even your own mind!

Have you gone through such phase? How did you react then?

Here what I do normally. Like today I kept on searching in news, blogs, magazines to catch one thought from which I can write here, but as I told, my mind is not keeping with me and I couldn’t even read one complete story! So I just forced myself to start writing without giving any thought to it.

Now reaching till here, I found myself little stress free. I think I can write something even if I do not have anything in mind. Let’s hope to improve my mindless skill further so I don’t have to post useless thoughts…

Net Neutrality

“Do whatever you want to do, wherever you want” is the simplest meaning of the internet freedom, but now some powerful people around the world are turning bad to common people.

Benefits of Net Neutrality:

In very broad spectrum, you can easily surf on the internet to get the details you want. If you go in details take an example: if you want to check out sites that offers best hotel rates for your next travel destination and you start with google. Because of net neutrality, you can just go on google (or other search engines), insert the text in the search, and hit search and viola, you get the results.

Like above example, you can upload your videos or share your thoughts (like I’m doing here) on social media, blogs; everything which attracts major crowd, is free for all to visit. Because of this freedom, majority people around the world has received knowledge to grow themselves unimaginably.

Threat to Net Neutrality:

Now if ‘these people’ succeed in controlling the net then the scenario will be somewhat like this: you open the search engine site, enter the text in the search and hit search button. Now the screen appears before you asking to pay something first to complete your search or else exit the website and forget your search!

Next Scene: Imagine you want to upload a video of your’s son/daughter’s first ever step taken by himself/herself on youtube (or other video sharing websites) and because of ‘these people’ you have to pay first to do the uploading!

Yet another Scene: You want to buy new cell phone urgently and you want to check out on few leading online stores – easiest way to do is to search for the item in the search engine like google but again you have to first pay to ‘these people’ to complete your task!

These goes for all popular websites like social media, education, service providers, etc.

Are we common people are earning to pay to ‘these people’? Don’t we have right to get some free things, even after paying firstly for the basic required charges?

Understand this issue further:

Suppose you have opened a business store in a rented shop and you are getting good business after running it for few years. Now the landlord is asking some percent from your business too along with the regular rent amount, just because he is the landlord, will you do that?

Why people with power thinks that they own entire world and we common people are their slaves or money making machines for them? Why first they put something like this and then we have to fight for our rights? Do socialists thinks on this matter?

Please give your reply, thoughts and don’t just give ‘likes’

Hello Reader!

I am Kejal Kapadia, from Mumbai, India! I am having mixed feelings while posting this ‘first’ post of mine, ever!

Anyway, I am here because I just want to share my thoughts to someone (you). [Is this the only reason?] Yes, my pure intention is to hang my thoughts on this virtual wall, where one can see, read, rethink over it and give reply.

Do you need to read these posts? What it will provide to you?

It all depends upon you only! I am going to share my own thoughts which comes to me from my surrounding. So it totally depends upon you if you want to check out it. I only want from you is your valuable input after reading.

You all are welcome here, happy reading and sharing your inputs.

Thank you.

– Kejal Kapadia