Kenyoku Ho

Kenyoku, Japanese for ‘Dry Bathing’ is a practice that cleanses or smooths out the aura.

Traditionally a component of Hatsurei Ho meditation, when used alone, Kenyoku Ho helps to disconnect from situations, people, energies, emotions, etc.

The exact steps of Kenyoko Ho varies from teacher to teacher. Here’s a simple way of doing it. Once you are used to the process, let your intuition be your guide and allow customization to happen naturally – you might feel guided to change a few things here and there based on your energy.

Contact: You can perform Kenyoku with or without touching, keeping the hands a few inches above the surface of the body in the aura. In my experience, keeping the arm away works on more subtle layers of the aura and has a deeper effect. However, if you are grappling with more gross energies like physical problems or strong emotions, then physical touch might be a better idea.

Breathing: Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Do not manipulate the breath, let it be natural and effortless.

The process: Start with your right hand at the point where the collar bone ends, near the left shoulder. The finger tips are near the collar bone, and the palm is flat, facing the body.

Slowly move the right hand diagonally towards the right hip, exhaling with a gentle ‘haa’ sound.

Now place the left hand on the right shoulder and sweep it with a slow, smooth, brushing motion towards the left hip.

Repeat the brushing motion with the right hand, sweeping from the left shoulder to right hip.

Next, stretch your right arm in front of you, and move the left palm from the tip of the shoulder along the outside of the arm, all the way to the fingertips.

Repeat with the left arm stretched out, sweeping with the right arm, and again on the right side, sweeping with the left arm.

Author of ‘Healing Through Reiki’, Ashwita learned Reiki in 1997, and started teaching it in 2006. She now incorporates other forms of energy healing, as well as hypnotherapy and past life therapy in her work. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, crafts, reading and painting.

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