Restorative yoga enables deep relaxation as you hold poses for longer periods with the help of props to completely support you.
The main focus of Restorative Yoga is that by relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without strain or pain, we can achieve physical, mental, and emotional
relaxation. Restorative yoga classes are very relaxing and slow-paced. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps are used so that you are supported in your
pose comfortably. You will then hold the pose for an extended time. This practice is great for balancing an active yoga schedule or giving yourself a break when you
feel under the weather.
Our parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated when we relax into poses, which promotes a relaxation response and reduces stress in our bodies. The
the parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for slowing your heart rate and breathing and increasing blood flow to your vital organs, among other things.
When you are practicing restorative yoga, you will feel a sense of motionlessness and shapelessness, and this can lead you to feel some emotional discomfort and
vulnerability. If this happens, stay with the breath and allow it to pass.
Restorative yoga helps to combat the physical and mental effects of everyday stress and eases common ailments such as headaches, backaches, anxiety, and
insomnia with the use of restful poses and deep breathing techniques.
• Deeply relaxes the body
• Stills the mind
• Improves capacity for healing and balancing
• Balances the nervous and immune system
• Boosts immunity
• Enhances your mood