Reiki Hand Exercises To Strengthen Your Reiki

Hands of the healer

The hands are the most important tool of the Reiki healer.

It is through the hands by which we transmit, send, and invoke the power of Universal Energy...

...without them, we would be stuck trying to send Universal Energy through our heads!

The reason for this is extremely simple - our hands are simply the best way to transmit and give anything to anyone.

In the context of the human body, our legs are designed to move us around...

...our spine is designed to organize our body...

...and our arms are designed to manipulate objects in spacetime. 

These are our natural abilities, but it seems as though we have lost them over time due to physical disuse.

Many Reiki healers struggle to channel Universal Energy...not because they can't, but because their hands aren't in proper condition to do so.

It's become clear to me that many Reiki healers take our hands for granted.

Many Reiki teachers are well-meaning, and spend a lot of time on developing proper technique and form.

However, many teachers don't tell you how to take care of your hands as a practitioner, and as a result, many students have sore fingers, palms, and wrists.

Remember that our physical pain can manifest itself into the spiritual realms as well... if your hands are weak or incapable of handling the load of energy that you demand it to, your spiritual and energetic body may suffer as a result.

It is therefore imperative that we spend as much time as we can developing our hands so that they are capable of healing others.

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Think about it this way - if you're going to cut down a cherry tree with an axe, you don't spend the majority of the time chopping at the tree.

You spend the majority of the time sharpening the axe!

This metaphor serves as a reminder that you need to keep your physical body in top condition, as this will strengthen your Reiki practice more than practicing techniques over and over again (which is still important!). 

In this blog post, I'm going to show you 4 hand exercises that have been used to help Reiki practitioners strengthen their Reiki, improve their hand dexterity, and prevent future damage from occurring to them. 

These 4 techniques are a few among many, but these are just some of my favorite ones to use.

Read on to learn more...


The Fingers

Our fingers serve as the guiding lights to our hands.

Without our fingers, we would be unable to grab or move objects around.

Worse yet - we'd be unable to transmit energy to any physical body, animal, or object.

Although we use the entirety of our hands to invoke Universal Energy, our fingers radiate this energy throughout and allow for easier transmission to those who need healing.

However, if you practice a lot of healing like I do, your fingers can sometimes cramp up or get locked into place. In addition, your fingers may become numb or totally immovable. 

This is because the fingers are receiving a lot of the energetic load, and if your fingers are too weak, they won't be able to handle what it is that you're giving them.

To reduce this from happening and prevent future harm to your hands, try the following exercise.

I call it, "The Tidal Wave Exercise."

To execute this technique, spread your fingers as wide open as you can, as if they were being pulled apart. 

Then, stretch your fingers out in front of you as if you were grabbing something really small like a needle.

Retract your fingers in and repeat the process.


You can do this before treating a client or by yourself in the morning, afternoon, or evening. 

Make sure to do equal amounts on both sides so that you don't overdevelop one side more than the other.

Once you are comfortable with that, reverse the process so that you clearly understand what is happening at each moment. 

To reverse the process:

Start with your fingers outstretched (pretend as if you were making a dog puppet shadow), and slowly retract your fingers inwards to your palms.

Splay your fingers out as wide as you can.

It may seem difficult but give this a try - once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once in the evening should be good enough to start with.

Remember that you don't want to start off wit too much, as this could result in energetic burnout.

Your fingers may feel a little sore or tingly after doing this exercise for a few days - stick with it, as this is just your energy adjusting to the workload.


Next, we will cover an exercise that will take care of the palm of your hands...

The Palming Exercise

This particular exercise is similar to the Tidal Wave exercise, but places it's emphasis on your palms.

To do this exercise, you need to be able to touch your thumb and fingers together.

For some people, this tends to be difficult and can cause mild cramping - make sure to take the necessary precautions before moving forward with this exercise.

To start, shake out your hands of any stagnant energy.

Next, place your forefinger on your thumb and squeeze them together.

You should feel slight tension in your thumb muscle.

Squeeze for 10 seconds and relax.

Repeat the same process for your middle, ring, and pinky fingers.

Try to keep your thumb as straight as possible for the best effect.

If you feel any cramping, this means that your body is not used to opening itself up in this way.

Simply relax and try it again.


Next, we'll learn the Windmill exercise.

The Windmill

The Windmill allows you to articulate your wrist in full range of motion.

In other words, your energetic system will have more strength in the wrists so that your hands can handle more energy.

Use this conscientiously and make sure to do your best.

Make a tight fist with your hands...

Keeping your shoulder and elbow joint locked into place, rotate the fist around as if you were making a big circle with your knuckles.

Your elbow and shoulder should not move, and the arm should be straight.

Repeat this for 5 times in each direction for each wrist.

You should feel a bit stronger after you complete this exercise.

Last but not least, we will cover the Tension Release.

The Tension Release

The Tension Release exercise is one of my favorites - it's also one of the simplest that you can do.

All that you're going to do is make the tightest fist that you can...

Keep hold of this tension in your hands, as it may leak into your arms.

You only want to feel tense in your hands, in other words.

Maintaining this tension, open up your hands and splay your fingers out.

You don't want to relax yet - hold this for about 10 seconds.

Then relax your hands and slowly make a fist again.

Repeat this process 3-5 times each morning or evening.

When you take care of your hands, you'll notice the difference each time you practice Reiki!

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Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson is the creator of Reiki Infinite Healer. Over the last 4 years Dave and his team have helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their wellbeing, recover from illness, connect with their spiritual selves, and learn to heal with the amazing art of Reiki. Dave is a highly sought after healer and teacher, who's work has impacted the lives, health and relationships of individuals and their families in over 200 different countries.

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