Gassho Meditation practice
Gassho meditation is a technique that is said Mikao Usui instructed his students to practice 20-30 minutes after awakening in the morning and before going to sleep at night. Gassho literally means ‘to place two palms together’. There are many forms of Gassho, in this meditation method we bring our hands together in front of the heart our attention and concentration is placed upon the hands to calm and focus our mind. Consistently working with this technique we can gain greater insight into its many meanings. The mudra (hand position) is symbolic as a sign of intent, the importance of setting intent and the intention behind our practices is a key element to the system of Japanese Reiki. How we go about practicing the techniques will determine our progress in revealing one’s true self.
We see the mudra of bringing hands together in front of the heart in many spiritual and religious practices, as a symbolic gesture Namaste (greeting) in Yoga ‘the light in me honours the light in you’, again to pray in Christianity and reverence in Buddhism ‘I revere to the Buddha nature in you’. This connection of the two hands brings the right and left hemispheres of the brain together, both sides of the body, masculine and feminine, sun and the moon, light and darkness, yin and yang, all opposites come together in a state of unity, non-duality within the mind, body and spirit.
The beauty of Gassho meditation is easily attainable to everyone and the more you practice the more peace, presence and focus you will bring into your daily life. Just for Today, do not anger, do not worry, be humble, be honest in your work and be compassionate to yourself and others.
Together we will practice KenYoku Ho (to purify the body, heart and spirit) chant the Goki (Reiki precepts) in Japanese, practice Gassho meditation and finish by grounding our energy.
Group meditations create a unified space of energy and the energy increases far beyond the sum of the individual!
In loving service to all
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