These diagrams are for people who enjoy the structure of systematically working from one thing to the next.
I personally like to put my hands on wherever is easiest to reach and run the Reiki energy into wherever it feels good in the moment and intend that the energy go exactly where it is needed for the most effective healing and let it flow. Still, I think it’s a good idea to experience each of these hand positions for yourself – at some time, at least once. 🙂
Start your self healing session by drawing your Cho Ku Rei in the air in front of you and “Place the power of The Universe HERE” as you put your hands on the first position that you choose to use today. There’s no need to end a session for yourself with a second Cho Ku Rei, although you can repeat the use of your symbol if you want to, to amplify the energy in a particular place.
You can work on a few hand positions in one session (for example do all the face positions or all the feet positions) and soak that up until your hands noticeably slow down in heat or vibration or however you are experiencing the Reiki energy. Or you can do a specific time in each hand position – for example one or two minutes in each hand position.