pre-class assignments

These assignments are designed  to help you begin developing your personal experience with energy. Please begin them as soon as possible for the best results. 


Reiki is a subtle energy and it can take some time and practice to get used to sensing it. These two exercises will help:

The Energy Ball

  • Begin by holding your hands 12" apart, palms facing one another, fingers together

  • Breathe in Reiki energy through the top of your head and exhale it through your palms

  • Repeat three times

  • Slowly bring your hands together and feel the slight resistance in the open space in between

  • This energy will feel like a large ball for some, a small ball for others

  • If you don't sense or feel the energy, slow down

  • Another variation to begin by rubbing your palms together vigorously for 30 seconds and then continuing the exercise

Energy in Objects

For this exercise you will place your hands on several different objects to sense the energy in them. Begin by identifying several different inanimate objects, something:

  • Soft and furry - example: stuffed animal, blanket, mittens, etc

  • Soft and smooth - example: tissue, fabric, pillow, comforter, socks, etc

  • Hard and cold - example: countertop, floor, handrail, golf ball, glass, rock, etc

Hold your hands on the object for 1-3 minutes. Notice what you pick up. Does the object's energy feel:

  • fast moving?

  • stagnant?

  • malleable?

  • slow?

Start with one object, note/notice your impressions, move on to the next object and repeat. 


Even though you haven’t been attuned to Reiki yet, you can begin the habit of Reiki self-treatment. Set aside 15-20 minutes for a self-treatment session. Use the hand positions in the diagram below as a guide or follow along this video.

Journal your experience, if desired. If you don’t get to it this exercise, no worries. We will practice in class.


You will get out of Reiki what you put into it. To increase your physical, emotional and spiritual energy, continue to set aside 15-60 minutes DAILY for your own self-Reiki sessions. 

Love and light,