How to Practice the Reiki Guided Meditation Hatsurei Ho

Divine Lotus Healing Japanese Reiki Guided Meditation Hatsurei Ho

How to Practice the Japanese Reiki Guided Meditation Hatsurei Ho

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Do you want to connect more deeply with the Reiki flowing within you?

Do you want to sense Reiki with confidence?

Do you want to experience Reiki more accurately?

Practice this Japanese Reiki guided meditation, called Hatsurei Ho, and you can become deeply connected to the Reiki flowing in your life!

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Here’s the How and Why of it all:

In the Japanese system of Reiki, there are a series of key elements that make up the entire SYSTEM of Reiki. There are five infact, that’s why it’s called the SYSTEM of Reiki. (It isn’t just the Hands on Healing, although that is the most famous aspect.)

Today, we are going to explore the Techniques and Meditations element. More exclusively this guided meditation of Hatsurei Ho. 

Practicing this 15 minute Reiki guided meditation daily or regularly (in whatever form that regularity looks like for you) will help you become more sensitive and aware of the Reiki fluctuation moving through you.

This Reiki guided meditation, Hatsurei Ho, is a sensory perception technique that will help help to strengthen your connection to the Reiki flowing within you already. I teach it in all my Japanese Reiki classes and  people are always surprised at how much more acutely they can feel the Reiki flow afterwards.

This meditation is open to any level of Reiki training and you don’t have to be trained in the Japanese way to practice either. Any level of training and any lineage of Reiki can use this meditation!

There are seven steps that make up the Japanese Reiki Guided Meditation Hatsurei Ho


The traditional sitting position with legs folded under body, sitting on them in an upright position. An alternate position is Agura, sitting cross-legged. Or, my personal favorite, sitting straight up in a chair.


State the silent intention: “I am beginning Hatsurei Ho”


The dry bathing technique to purify the body:

Sweep your right hand from your upper left shoulder diagonally down across your torso to your right hip.

Sweep your left hand from your upper right shoulder diagonally down across your torso to your left hip.

Repeat your right hand sweep again.

Extend your right arm, palm facing up, parallel to floor.

Sweep your left hand down your right arm from shoulder to open palm.

Extend your left arm, palm facing up, parallel to floor.

Sweep your right hand down your left arm from shoulder to open palm.

Repeat the right arm sweep.


The breathing method to center the body and mind.

Joshin = focusing the mind

Kokyu = breath

Ho = Method

Technique: With your hands placed on your lap, palms open and facing up, breathe in through the nose all the way down to the hara.  The hara is the center point of energy in the body. It is located below the navel and above the tailbone, in between those two spots. Exhale out through your whole being. Repeat and continue visualizing energy traveling in through your nose, down to your hara and out through your entire being. Practice this for five to 10 minutes.


“Hands coming together” for meditation and sensing energy.

Focus on your middle fingers, lightly touching, palms pressed gently together in prayer position. Breathe in and out gently. Notice the energy building in your middle fingers. Feel the concentration of Reiki building there. Practice this for about five minutes.


A mind concentration method.

Seishin = spirit, mind, soul, intention

Toitsu = to unite or make one

Technique: This technique takes the breath on a specific route through the body. With hands in Gassho position, on the in breath notice the Reiki concentrated in your hands. As you exhale, become aware of the Reiki moving to your hara. Inhale and move the Reiki back up to the hands. Exhale and move the Reiki to your hara. Do not think about the Reiki traveling down from the hands through the arms and into the stomach, rather, sense it automatically moving between these two places. Practice this for five to 10 minutes.


State the silent intention: “I am now ending Hatsurei Ho”

Practice Hatsurei Ho with this auditory guided mediation. Get the MP3 HERE.


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When you’ve listened to the MP3 a few times, come back here and leave a comment about how it’s going for you, what changes you’ve noticed with your connection to the Reiki flowing in your life!

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About the Author:

Laura West is an International Spiritual Leader, Essential Oil Wellness Leader and Channel for the Council of Light. She offers classes and client sessions to help people find their authenticity and power through Reiki, Spiritual Counseling and Herbalism. Her full bio can be read here. As a special bonus, get your FREE meditation here!

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