When you see people doing Tai Chi in the park, what you are really seeing in those movements is deeper than the waving of limbs may suggest. The true action that is taking place is the manipulation of life energy. Practitioners are moving energy around, redirecting it to suit their purposes.
It's that easy.
Having said that, of course, there are some caveats regarding the way that we apply Reiki energy, or Tai Chi, or any other form of energy manipulation. (The "ki" in Reiki is a translation of "chi". These two forms of healing are related to one another.) Reiki is a rebalancing of the energy body, whose health many people attribute to the health of the chakras. This intensive energy treatment can shift the physical and emotional wellness of both the practitioner and the recipient.
Life energy is, quite literally, the energy that spins atoms, forms molecules, causes plants to grow, creates solar flares, and joins in the glorious chaos when a volcano erupts. We can use it to create, to build up, connect--but never to tear down, disconnect, or destroy. Life energy puts things together. As we practice, that becomes our focus.
While there are many ways to learn how to work with healing systems, almost everyone works with energy intuitively at first. What we learn in training is a refinement of this inner knowledge. Not only do you learn what you are doing, you learn why to do it, why not to do it, how to do more of it, and when it's appropriate (or not). It's a good thing.
I share this with you by way of suggesting that everyone is welcome at the monthly Reiki shares. No training or experience is necessary. We gather, and we share positive intentions with one another. Everyone takes a turn giving and receiving.
Come join the celebration. You will notice a beautiful difference.