Reiki – beyond mambojambo

Reiki is a healing modality in the long line of energy healing techniques. It all started 5,000 years ago with Ayurveda, the oldest functioning wellness systems in the world that is still in use by thousands of doctors today.

Ayurveda is the art of longevity, the art of living happier and healthier days from the beginning to the end of our lives. And the longevity of the system itself is a living proof of its effectiveness. It is about lifestyle and balance, and it is so simple and so easy to adapt to any condition that UN declared that it can be successfully used to improve general health of the population in undeveloped countries where resources are scarce and problems are plentiful.

Yoga is a part of Ayurveda. And as it might surprise many of its fans was not developed as the aid to losing weight, but as a daily practice to keep our mind, body and body’s energy (Prana) in balance.


What energy? And why does it need balancing? Ayurveda recognizes that our body has an energy field that affects our emotional and physical state. This energy field was called Aura, and it consists of Chakras, Marma Points and Nadins.

For example: Ayurveda teaches that closed or damaged Base Chakra affects not just our stress level, but our relationship with parents and siblings as well, and might cause leg pain , lower back pain and various skin problems.

Traditional Chinese Medicine that evolved approximately at the same time also recognizes Human energy field and divides it into Acupuncture points and Meridians.

Acupuncture points system is very similar to Chakra/Marma system. Nadins are similar to Meridians.

Many of you might be familiar with Qi Gong (pronounced chi-gung) and Tai Chi. Both are practiced with the same goal as Yoga – to balance the body’s energy (in Traditional Chinese Medicine it is called Chi).

There are many schools of Qi Gong and Tai Chi. As one of the Tai Chi teachers told me: many rivers – one principle. The only setback that Yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi have in common is that one has to practice for many years to achieve the ability to control the energy (Prana, Chi or Ki in Japanese).

The great achievement of Reiki is that it overcomes this obstacle.

At the beginning of the 20th century Japanese Qi Gong practitioner developed a new modality that revolutionized the way one can learn basics on how to control Chi in a very short period of time. His name was Usui Sensei and he called it Reiki.

Reiki (as any energy healing before it) can be used to balance our energy’s, restore body’s coherency and assist in self-healing.

Numerous research in China and India showed strong connection between disease, emotions and our energy field. And doctors all over the world now use hundreds of energy balancing protocols to assist their patients.


Reiki opens the door. It is the beginning of your fascinating journey into the magical world of Chi healing and endless possibilities.

About Marina Lando

Marina Lando, MS, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Aromatherapist, and the author of "Dynamic Healing, a practitioner's guide to Reiki applications" Marina Lando is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. She is the founder af Harmony Life, locally owned healing Reiki center and academy in Cary, NC. The center offers wide range of healing modalities: Medical Reiki, Clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic treatments, Infrared Sauna in Cary. Marina offer classes and workshops: Reiki I-III Certification and Reiki Maste - 10 CE credits for massage therapists, Aromatherapy, Chakra System, Dynamic Healing workshops (where she teaches Reiki Protocols she developped) - 16 CE credits for massage therapists She studied complimentary medicine with her grandmother since the age of seven and continued her education in natural healing techniques through adult life. Her current practice includes Medical Reiki , Aromatherapy and Guided meditation.