The hand chakras are part of the minor chakra system. They are located in the palm of the hands and are smaller vortices compared to the major chakras. The hand chakras allow us to receive and send energy and tend to be strong in those who do hands on healing work such as Reiki.
In Reiki, the student gets attuned with the Reiki symbols and energy on the palms of the hands. It is a transmission of energy that activates the student’s ability to access the energy to a much greater degree.
Activating the Hand Chakras
The most common way to stimulate the hand chakras is by rubbing your hands together. Here are a couple of different ways to activate your hand chakras and also help you become familiar with energy.
Exercise 1: Opening and feeling the hand chakras
(Opening the hand chakras)
Extend both arms out in front of you, parallel to the floor with elbows straight. Turn one hand up and one hand down.
Quickly open and close your hands twenty times or so. Reverse your palms and repeat.
( Feeling the hand chakras)
Open your hands and slowly bring your palms together, starting at about two feet apart and moving slowly to a few inches.
When your hands are about four inches apart you should be able to feel a subtle ball of energy, like a magnetic field, floating between your palms.
Exercise 2: Toning to open the hand chakras
Open your hands and face them in front of you. Tone into or recite mantras to your hands. Pay attention and feel the sound vibration stimulating your hand chakras.
Examples of mantras for toning
AUM (this is my favorite! stretch out each letter and feel the difference in vibration with each letter, A-U-M)
LAM (Earth, Muladhara)
VAM (Water, Swadhisthana)
RAM (Fire, Manipura)
YAM, or sometimes seen as SAM ( Air, Anahata)
HAM (Ether, Visuddha)
OM (light, Anja
Exercise 3: Rubbing your hands together
You can stimulate your hand chakras by rubbing your hands together vigorously and then let them hang freely afterwards. Notice the energy coming in through your hands.