Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style that uses props to support the body, encouraging deep relaxation. Using passive yoga asanas, we let our nervous systems shift and enjoy the benefit of true rest. Different from more active styles, we will concentrate on surrendering our weight to supports and softening into the stretches. This helps us to relieve the effects of negative stress encountered in daily life, and can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, and emotional strain. Our focus will be to calm and nurture ourselves on all levels during the class. Music, which is used will enhance the experience, encouraging a total sense of letting go.
Purpose of Restorative Yoga
The purpose of restorative yoga is to provide rest and rejuvenation to muscles and connective tissues. Relaxing on an assortment of supports may seem lacking in difficulty, but it is challenging for some to find the stillness and patience required for the long holds. It’s essential for us to give our muscles a chance to rest and rebound from exercise and from everyday life.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga
Even one restorative yoga pose will lead to a calm, restful state. By arranging the body strategically and supporting it with props, you’ll experience deep rest and healing. In each pose, you’ll get all the usual benefits, multiplied many times over because of the long holds. Restorative yoga relieves stress and takes you to a quiet place that is meditative and ideal for processing emotions.
Is Restorative Yoga For Me?
If you have an injury or illness, please let your teacher know. With that noted, restorative yoga is for everyone, no matter your age or fitness level
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