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Jakarta Post

Are Yoga and Reiki compatible?

  • Devi Asmarani

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 20 2010   /  11:35 am

Life-force energy: Sirsasana or headstand is called the king of asana because of its numerous benefits, including calming the nervous system, nourishing the brain cells, stimulating the heart and circulation and balancing the hormonal and digestive system, not to mention strengthening one’s courage. Courtesy of Nurcahaya UliI recently received an email from a reader in Semarang. This reader is a practitioner of Reiki, the healing technique of energy channeling originated in Japan, and says he has had some positive results from the practice. He expresses his appreciation for my yoga column, but asks me to enlighten him on an issue that had been nagging him for some time. Apparently he finds there are contradictions between Yoga and Reiki. While Reiki is a practice of managing the mind, yoga deals more with the management of the physical body, he writes. He asks me how to synchroni...