18th August 2023, Mumbai: Interviewer: Welcome to today’s interview. We have the pleasure of speaking with a Reiki Grand Master, Mr Prasad Karmarkar who will shed light on the origins, benefits, and uses of Reiki.
Thank you for joining us.
PK: Thank you for having me. I’m delighted to be here and share my knowledge about Reiki.
Interviewer: Let’s start with the origins of Reiki. Can you tell us about its history and how it came to be?
PK: Certainly. Reiki originated in Japan in the early 20th century. It was founded by Dr Mikao Usui, Usui developed Reiki as a healing modality after undergoing a spiritual experience on Mount Kurama. He discovered the healing power within himself and developed a system to channel this energy to others. Usui’s teachings spread, and Reiki eventually made its way into world.
Interviewer: Fascinating. Now, what are the benefits of Reiki, both on a physical and emotional level?
PK: Reiki offers numerous benefits. On a physical level, it promotes deep relaxation, which helps reduce stress, tension, and anxiety. It can enhance the body’s natural healing ability and support overall well-being. Reiki has been reported to alleviate chronic pain, boost the immune system, and improve sleep quality as well. On an emotional level, Reiki can help release emotional blockages, promote a sense of peace, and enhance mental clarity. It can also support personal growth, improve self-confidence, and bring about a greater sense of balance and harmony.
Interviewer: Those benefits sound truly transformative. Could you explain the various uses of Reiki? Is it solely for healing, or does it have other applications?
PK: Reiki is primarily known for its healing properties, but its applications go beyond that. It can be used for self-care and personal growth, as well as for helping others. Reiki can be applied to physical ailments, such as injuries, chronic conditions and post-operative recovery. It is also effective for emotional and mental well-being, helping with stress management, anxiety, depression, and trauma recovery. Moreover, Reiki can complement other healing modalities, such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and psychotherapy. It can even be used to enhance spiritual development and provide a sense of connection to something greater.
Interviewer: It’s impressive how versatile Reiki is. For someone who’s never experienced Reiki before, what can they expect during a typical Reiki session?
PK: A typical Reiki session is a gentle and non-invasive experience. The recipient lies down or sits comfortably while the Reiki practitioner places their hands on or near the body in specific positions. The practitioner then acts as a channel for the universal life force energy, allowing it to flow into the recipient’s body. During the session, recipients often feel a deep sense of relaxation, warmth, or gentle tingling sensations. Some may even experience emotional release or insights. Each person’s experience is unique and the effects can vary, but the overall goal is to promote balance and well-being.
Interviewer: Thank you for clarifying that. Finally, how can someone become a Reiki practitioner or learn more about Reiki?
PK: To become a Reiki practitioner, one must receive training and attunements from a qualified Reiki Master Teacher. Reiki training consists of multiple levels, typically known as Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki Master (3a) And Reiki Teacher (3b). These levels deepen the practitioner’s understanding and connection to Reiki energy. Many Reiki practitioners also continue their education and pursue additional techniques or specializations.
If someone is interested in learning more about Reiki, Mr Prasad Karmarkar conducts various Reiki courses in Mumbai, Delhi and other cities. You can also visit his websiteon https://prasad-karmarkar.com/