These are the 16 basic hand positions that I teach my Traditional and Sensory Reiki students. The hand positions are only a guideline. The healing power of Reiki goes where it is needed and some practitioners, like myself, don't use them during session. Also,
Reiki is light tough or no touch. Do whichever feels good to your soul. You can do these position in a chair, sitting down or laying down. (some of these are difficult laying down)
I suggest holding each position for 30 seconds to 1 minutes when you first begin your Self Reiki journey. Then you can work up to 5-10 minutes.
About these images: These images were taken in my back yard. They are for informational purposes only. I'm not here to impress you.
Position 1- Hands over your eyes
Position 2- Hands on the top of yor head
Position 3- Hands on the side of your temples
Position 4- Hands behind your head with your fingers touching
Position 5- Hands around your neck
Position 6- One hand across your collarbone and the other at the center of your chest making a "T"
Position 7- Hands over the upper part of your chest
Position 8- Hands above your navel
Position 9- Hands under your navel
Position 10- Hands over your pelvic bone
Position 11- Hands on your shoulders
Position 12- Hands at the middle of your back
Position 13- Hands at your lower back
Position 14- Hands at your tailbone
Position 15- Hands on your knees
Position 16- Hands on your feet