Kiko is translated from Japanese to English, meaning – breathing exercise or spirit cultivation. It works on similar processes and principles to Qigong / Chi Kung. Qigong is practiced by thousands around the world and they benefit from daily health, wellbeing and a continued long life.
There are many advantages and benefits to practicing Kiko on a daily basis and some of these benefits include – Superior Breathing, Enhanced Concentration, Improved Energy and Vitality, Regular and Quality Sleeping Patterns, a Managed and Synchronized Food Intake, and general Daily Performance and Wellbeing. (I have personally experienced many of these benefits and many more)
Kiko uses repetitive body movements combined with breathing and focused mind. Some may call it a moving meditation and others call it a natural healing energy exercise. It is often used in Martial Arts such as Aikido, Iaido and Karatedo, but the techniques and methods I practice and offer are focused upon health and wellness.
Kiko can be categorized in several different approaches – Dynamic Practice – Static Practice – Meditative Practice. Dynamic practice usually involves body movements coordinated with breathing and mental awareness. Static practice may be practiced in standing or seated postures and may focus more awareness on mind and intention. In some cases Reiki may be classed as a static kiko practice. Meditative practice may utilize breath awareness, visualization, mantras, sounds and chanting.
Kiko can greatly enhance your Reiki practice and I also have a daily Kiko routine that compliments my Reiki studies and training. Unlike Reiki you do not need to receive Reiju or attunements to work with or feel the energy, although, it make take longer to feel the Ki flow depending on each individuals dedication.