Reiki practice, one will often come across situations where,
for various reasons, one cannot utilise the basic form of 'hands-on'
some cases, such as where the client is suffering from burns,
or an open wound of some sort, the need for hands-on contact
can be circumvented by giving treatment with the hands held
a few inches off the surface of the body (in the aura).
there will be situations where even the close proximity of the
hands (even though not touching the client), can have potentially
traumatic effects [various forms of abuse come to mind].
in such cases, Koki Ho can be used effectively.
aware of the flow and radiance of the Reiki phenomenon within
and around your own body.
that, while generally Reiki seems to flow most strongly from,
and can be directed by, the hands, it also flows from, and can
be directed with, the breath
your attention to the area in need of treatment; relax, breathe
heart-felt compassion for your client.
in gently through the nose, effortlessly taking the breath down
into the tanden area
in the lower abdomen.
lips pursed slightly, exhale - gently*.
you do so, be aware of Reiki flowing out with your breath, towards
the area in need of treatment.
the Reiki flow; see it in your mind's eye, at the same time
feel compassion flowing from your heart.
exhalation is not forceful - do not 'blow' so much as allow
the breath to 'escape' (in a focussed and sustained way) to
the treatment area.
Closely related to Koki Ho is the practice of Kokiyu
two are often confused.