Q: Is it wrong to cross your legs or arms during a Reiki treatment?
A: No. Reiki energy can travel over any distance, so why should it get “stuck” if you cross your legs or arms? Your energy pathways are many, and run throughout your body. Your aura carries a large amount of your energy as well. Reiki energy flows where you are ready to receive it, and you naturally absorb it in those areas when you are receiving Reiki.
One thing to note is that crossing your arms can be a rather “closed” posture, which could potentially trick your mind into thinking that you are not receptive to the energy, but are “closed” to receiving any. I always encourage my clients to sit comfortably in a chair with palms facing upward on their lap, because that is a receptive posture. Similarly, lying down should be comfortable, and arms crossed over one’s chest would possibly be both less comfortable, and also indicate that “closed” sort of attitude that the mind might translate into a mental or emotional attitude against receiving energy.
So the message here is anything that helps you to be receptive when receiving a Reiki healing is a good thing. Examples: relaxing, assuming a receptive posture, and simply being in the moment, with quiet inner observation as your presence.
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