Restorative Yoga and Reiki
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. - Mary Oliver
Restorative yoga is all about slowing down and opening your body through gentle, passive poses supported by props like bolsters, blankets, sandbags, and blocks.
During the long-held poses of restorative yoga, not only are your muscles and spine allowed to decompress, but the nervous system begins to relax deeply. Through diaphragmatic breathing and supported poses, the habitual stress-cycle we get into in our daily lives is interrupted, the relaxation response in the body is turned on, and the result is one of relaxation, soothing, calm, and deep rest.
Reiki is a therapy often described as gentle, hands-on healing in which a practitioner places hands lightly on or just over your body to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional healing.
Reiki combines the Japanese and Chinese words of "rei" (spiritual) and "ki" (vital energy). One of the basic ideas is that this vital energy can be channeled to support the body's natural ability to heal itself. People most often find that they feel relaxed, rested, and “lighter” after a session while others report they feel energized and “grounded.” Above all, Reiki promotes relaxation which lowers your body’s stress-response.
"R&R" Restorative Yoga & Reiki
Watch the video below to get a feel for what a "R&R" treatment can offer you.
*Due to the nature of the work, when a client contracts for psychotherapy, the work we do falls strictly within the bounds of the laws and ethics of psychotherapists and marriage and family therapists in the state of California. If you are a psychotherapy client, by standard practice, I am unable to offer any of my other services until after we have completed our psychotherapy work together and enough time has passed that releases us from the bounds of your psychotherapy treatment. Vice versa, if you are a Reiki client, by standard practice, I am unable to offer you psychotherapy as long as you are receiving Reiki.