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Reiki Treatment Helped Christina Aguilera Lose Weight

It Can Help You, Too!

Popular singer Christina Aguilera credits Reiki treatment for helping her lose 30 pounds and keep it off.

Aguilera, a celebrity coach on the hit TV show The Voice, is quoted as saying, “Reiki puts her mind in a good place and gives her the discipline to eat healthy and maintain weight loss.”

The 32-year-old mom receives Reiki treatment three times a week.

Reiki treatment and weight loss

Reiki treatment is a valuable addition to any weight loss program. Reiki treatment helps you quickly feel more balanced. When we feel balanced, we:

  • feel calmer, more centered
  • make better choices regarding food (and life!)
  • are less inclined toward emotional eating and are more stress resilient
  • sleep better (research documents a connection between insomnia and obesity)
  • are more likely to exercise and take better care of ourselves overall.

Reiki self-practice

Kudos to Christina Aguilera for taking good care of herself. But not everyone can receive Reiki treatment three times a week, or even once a week.

That’s why learning Reiki self-practice is such a smart investment.

Anyone who wants to can learn to practice Reiki self-treatment for a one-time fee, in a group First degree Reiki class of around 10 hours. (You will also learn to practice Reiki informally — not professionally — on family, friends, and pets.)

Once you learn how to practice Reiki, you can give yourself a Reiki treatment every day. People often practice Reiki in bed, while waking up or falling asleep.

Daily Reiki treatment lowers your baseline stress and helps your system function more efficiently. An early benefit is that people start sleeping better, so important for weight management. Research shows that people who are tired eat more.

Reiki and emotional eating

Besides your daily Reiki self-treatment, you can practice a few moments of Reiki self-care to balance yourself anytime you feel the urge toward emotional eating. You know how hard it is not to eat when an emotional freight train is building steam within you.

Reiki self-practice calms those emotions quickly, and brings a sense of inner spaciousness and alignment with yourself. As you feel comforted, the desire to overeat subsides. When you feel balanced, you feel better about yourself, more motivated to take better care of yourself.

Reiki is safe

Because Reiki practice is balancing, and because the touch is very light, not at all manipulative, you don’t need a prescription or doctor’s permission to receive Reiki treatment or learn to practice Reiki self-care.

Reiki and you — what’s next?

If you think Reiki treatment might help you, but you want to better understand how, please read "Finding a Reiki Teacher."

If you want to learn Reiki self-practice, it’s important to understand there are no standards for Reiki training. You need to know what to look for when choosing a class so you don’t waste your time and money.

See the page "Finding a Reiki Teacher" to help you identify a credible, qualified teacher in your area.