What is Reiki? Breathwork? And, why for Actors?
Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy. It is a high vibration, intelligent energy that purifies, balances, harmonizes and cleanses. It works on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. It creates energy flow throughout the body which can clear emotional blocks to prepare the actor's body and mind to approach a role. Reiki is extremely beneficial to actors while working on a role to prevent emotional and physical pieces of the character from lingering within the actor's psyche.
Breathwork is an active meditation, done lying down, using the breath that facilitates an emotional release. During active breathing, you will pull up and clear out stagnant energy, safely releasing emotional pain and trauma stuck in the body. This allows for deep mental clarity and encourages the letting go of addictive behaviors and limiting thought patterns. It is beneficial to Actors because it moves you out of your head and into your body, connecting you to your creativity, your impulses and your heart. The tension around your emotional life is released, allowing emotions to flow with ease and readiness.
Along with Reiki and Breathwork Laura incorporates guided meditation and visualization to coax the body into a deeply relaxed and open state allowing the body to heal. She uses acting exercises personalized for each client in order to address, expose and free physical and emotional hindrances.
The deep emotional release during active breathing combined with the gentle healing energy of Reiki produces transformative results for the actors mind body and spirit, enabling you to endure the long hours and grueling schedule of becoming and being a professional actor. Through this work, the actor's energy will be freed for the important task of creation.