Animal Reiki Techniques for Beginners

animal-reiki-techniques-for-beginnersAnimal Reiki Techniques for Beginners: Animals are More Sensitive to Energy

Animals are more “tuned in” to the energetic realm than people.

Physically, animals’ bodies and senses are more aware of the environment and all beings within it.

Animals are also highly tuned into our physical presence, behavior, inner attitudes, movements and posture.

All of which can affect an animal’s willingness to accept the energy.

Animals have a more highly developed sense of intuition than humans, so an animal’s willingness to connect during a Reiki session will be better if you are able to maintain positive thoughts.

When performing Reiki on animals, visualize the animal as fully healed and in perfect balance rather than focusing on any problems or health issues involved.

Hold a space of light and peace in your heart and mind.

By creating a healing space, the animal is more likely to relax and open up to your energetic connection.

Because animals are very sensitive and intuitive, you cannot fool them by pretending to be calm on the outside if you are upset on the inside.

Animals can also sense any emotional disconnect that you might feel during the session.

If feeling unbalanced, it is better to wait until you feel calm before offering Reiki.

Animal Reiki Techniques for Beginners: Respect Animal Sensitivities During Reiki

Because animals are have highly tuned senses and intuition, you can easily make them more comfortable by doing the following:

  • Speak quietly
  • Behaving Calmly
  • Avoid forcing physical contact with hands-on Reiki
  • Be willing to maintain the physical distance the animal chooses
  • Avoid dominant physical positions
  • Maintain respectful and non-confrontational eye contact (sometimes avoid eye contact all together)

Animal Reiki Techniques for Beginners: The Five Reiki Precepts

Balanced energy is attractive to animals.

The “Five Reiki Precepts” will help you become more balanced and make it easier to connect with animals.

The “Five Reiki Precepts” are rules of conduct written by Mikao Usui to help people live a more balanced life.


  1. Just for today I will not anger.
  2. Just for today I will not worry.
  3. Just for today I will be humble.
  4. Just for today I will be honest in my work.
  5. Just for today I will be compassionate to myself and others.

Practicing The Five Reiki Precepts regularly will helps you maintain balance and makes it easier for us to stay balanced when doing healing work.

Animals can sense even more quickly than humans when one is unbalanced, so maintaining balance is of the utmost importance when working with animals.

Source: Reiki for Dogs: Using Spiritual Energy to Heal and Vitalize Man’s Best Friend

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