Kenyoku, Dry Bathing

by William Lee Rand

This is a Japanese Reiki Technique for purification. In Japan, before one enters a temple or sacred place, usually there is a place near the entrance with running water which is used for ritual cleansing to purify oneself before entering. Kenyoku means “dry bathing” and is a technique for ritual purification using energy rather than water.This is a good technique to use before and after giving a Reiki treatments. It can also be used at verioius times through the day or anytime one feels the need to release negative energy.

  1. Do a short Gassho meditation.
  2. Place your right hand on your left shoulder.
  3. Stroke down your chest, across your stomach and end at the right hip.
  4. Do the same on the other side.
  5. Repeat step #2.
  6. Extend your left arm.
  7. Place our right hand on your left shoulder.
  8. Stroke down your arm all the way to the hand and finger tips. Then fling your right hand out into the air as though you are throwing away any negative energy.
  9. Do the same with the right arm.
  10. Repeat the stroke down the left arm again.
  11. You can also add a short Gassho at the end.

Kenyoku 1Kenyoku 2

Kenyoku 3

This techniques is from Reiki The Healing Touch