It’s been a while since I recorded a video. However, in the spirit of today’s topic: The Power of Energy Healing & Finding Inner Peace, I thought I would demystify Reiki and share some deets regarding one of my primary daily practices for self-care.

These days, everywhere we turn we’re constantly being bombarded with information, inundated with news, emails and texts. So how do we maintain a sense of harmony and inner peace when our nervous system is continually processing information?

I wholeheartedly believe the key lies in giving yourself permission to do things you love and making a commitment to take time out to unplug, relax & unwind. For me, taking time out to read a book, watch a film, enjoy a good meal, spend time with family and making a commitment to power down after a long day are essential to nourishing my mind, body & Spirit.

Along with making pleasure a priority and getting a little R & R, committing to the practice of both Yoga & Reiki have become instrumental in bringing me a greater sense of balance and enhancing my overall health and wellbeing.


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Although Reiki is essentially an energy healing practice, when I talk about healing I’m also talking about healing on a mental, emotional and physical level as well.

The beauty of Reiki is it doesn’t require you to subscribe to a certain belief system, nor does it require that you hold any religious belief whatsoever. Just like tuning into our intuition and learning how to exercise it, anyone can become attune to Reiki and flex his or her Reiki muscles so to speak.

When we look at the word Reiki, it’s actually comprised of two words, “Rei” meaning higher consciousness or universal consciousness, and “Ki” meaning life force energy. Combined, the literal translation of “Reiki” is, universal life force energy.

Now, when we think about how EVERYTHING at the basic most fundamental level is made up of energy, it makes sense that there are practices like Reiki, Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi and Qigong that help us tap into this life force energy to increase our vitality, promote healing and enhance our quality of health.


Life force energy aka “Ki” flows within the physical body via pathways known as chakras, meridians and nadis. When your Ki is balanced and flowing freely, it’s able to support and nourish vital organ functions and you
 experience good health. If your Ki is restricted, or unable to flow properly this is when you become susceptible to fatigue, stress, depression, illness; you name it.

The practice of Reiki facilitates the free flow of life force energy though the affected parts of the energy field- charging them with positive or good energies that allow your inner light to shine and help you function at an optimal level.


Now more than ever, there are a number of books including, Mind Over Medicine by
Dr. Lissa Rankin, Secrets of Your Cells by Dr. Sondra Barrett, Energy HealingThe Essentials of Self-Care by Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson and countless reputable studies that indicate the impact our thoughts can have on our mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

It’s important to note that our energy body is responsive to our thoughts and feelings. If our energy becomes disrupted, blocked, stuck or stagnant, over time these disruptions can diminish the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.


As a Reiki practitioner, not only have I witnessed the impact Reiki has had on others, I’ve experienced the benefits of Reiki first hand. Reiki has not only enhanced my health, the practice has helped me overcome bouts of insomnia and anxiety.

Want to learn more about Reiki or experience the benefits of Reiki for yourself?

Interested in learning Reiki and integrating this simple practice into your daily routine?

Join me, Sunday September 8, 2013 @ BellaVita Wellness Center in NYC for Reiki Level I Training & Certification.

For more info or to register, CLICK HERE.

In the meantime, if you have any questions feel free to contact me at:

With Love & Light,




  1. Tim says:

    Like those books your recommend Namaste.
    Great post. Thanks for the insights!

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