Reiki Level – I is for those new to Reiki, wishing to heal oneself in a new and profound ways; and/or help friends and family improve their health & wellness. Shoden is the Japanese word for 'first teaching' as this is the first step one takes in the ongoing journey toward self-realization through Reiki. By studying Level I Reiki, you are taking the initial step of initiation into a sacred and powerful Japanese healing practice. First degree lays the necessary groundwork in creating the open channel for Reiki to flow. The First degree initiation includes the first attunement. Each attunement is directed at raising the vibration frequency of your energy field and activating the energy centers in your body. Reiki Level – I is considered the introductory level to developing therapeutic Reiki skills. This level is ideal for any individual desiring to achieve an advanced level of higher consciousness.