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Hatsurei-ho
Source: 'Iyashi no Gendai Reikiho' by Mr. Hiroshi Doi

 
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Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2005       Shuyo ho    /    Return to Mr. Doi's Book
 
(Note: See also the Sample Okuden Hatsurei-ho class page for photos)
Here is a translation of Hatsurei-ho on Pages 207-209 from Chapter 13: "Self Empowerment Technique in 'Modern Reiki' "  of Japanese Reiki Master Mr. Hiroshi Doi's book 'Iyashi no Gendai Reikiho' (Isbn. 4-9006631-34-7c0077) or "Modern Reiki Method for Healing", translated by Yukio Miura, Kyoto, Japan - Mr. Doi has given permission to print this. This technique is from a Taoist qigong movement and is still taught in the Japanese Reiki society.

Hatsurei-ho is a way to enhance your Reiki channel and help you grow spiritually.

  1. Kihon Shisei (standard posture)

  2. Sit on the floor (Seiza) or chair. Relax and close your eyes. Place your focus onto your Hara-line (3-5 centimeters below navel. Put your hands on your lap with palms down. 
     
  3. Mokunen (Focusing)

  4. Say in your mind "I'll start Hatsurei-ho" to your sub-conscious. 
     
  5. Kenyoku(Dry bathing or Brushing off)
  1. Place the fingers of your right hand near the top of the left shoulder, with the fingertips over the indentation just in from the edge of the shoulder (where the collar bone meets the shoulder). The hand is lying flat.
  2. Draw the flat hand down across the chest in a straight line, over the "V" of the sternum (where the rib cage meets) down to the right hip.
  3. Repeat this procedure on the right side, using the left hand. Draw it flattened from the shoulder, in a straight line, across the sternum, to the left hip.
  4. Repeat the procedure again on the left side.
  5. Place the right hand on the edge of the left shoulder, fingertips on the edge pointing outwards.
  6. Draw the right hand, flattened, down the outside of the arm, all the way to the finger tips, all the while keeping the left arm straight and at your side.

  7. (note: in a Reiki Master workshop, Mr. Doi also did this with his left arm straight and out in front of him, horizontally - which certainly seemed easier)
  8. Repeat this process on the right side, with the left hand on the shoulder and drawing it down the right arm to the fingertips.
  9. Repeat the process on the left side again.
  1. Connect to Reiki

  2. Raise your hands high up in the air, visualize and feel the vibration/light of Reiki flowing into your hands and run thru your whole body. 
     
  3. Joshin Koku ho (Cleansing Breathing)
  1. Put your hands on your lap with your palms up and breath naturally thru your nose. Focus on your hara line and relax.
  2. When you breath in, visualize the white light of Reiki coming in thru your crown chakra, on to your hara line and expand to whole of your body, melting all your tensions.
  3. When you breathe out, visualize that the light that filled up your whole body, expands to outside of your body thru your skin, onto infinity in all directions.
  1. Repeat (2),(3) for a couple of minutes or as long as you like

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  3. Gassho

  4. Put your hands together holding them in front of your chest (like praying hands) a little higher than your heart. 
     
  5. Seishin Toitsu (Concentration)

  6. Keep the Gassho. Imagine that you are breathing thru your hands.
  1. When you breath in, visualize that the light of Reiki flows in thru your hands on to your hara line, your hara being filled with light.
  2. When you breath out, visualize that the light stored in your hara line radiate out thru your hands.
  1. Repeat (1), (2) for a couple of minutes or as long as you like

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  3. Mokunen

  4. Put your hands back on to your laps with your palms down. Say in your mind that "I've finished Hatsurei-ho" to your subconscious. 
     
  5. Open your eyes and shake your hands up/down/left/right for a few seconds.

Shuyo ho 

The Hatsurei ho described in Mr.Doi's book is a slightly modified version of the original. How it is done originally is also described on page 162 of his book.  Hatsurei-ho is called "Shuyo ho" when it is done together in a group.  It goes like this: 
  1. Clear one's mind by singing Gyosei (the Waka poems of the emperor)

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  3. Seiza - sit on the floor in zen style 

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  5. Kenyoku - brushing off 

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  7. Joshin Kokyu - Soul cleansing breathing:  meditation focusing on "tanden" 

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  9. Gassho 

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  11. Seishin Toitsu - continue to meditate (this is when "Reiju" is give by teachers) 

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  13. Gokai sansho - say 5 principles aloud three times 

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