Restorative yoga is ultimately about relaxation. Unlike the faster paced sister practices of yoga, restorative is all about slowing down. During the practice of restorative yoga, shapes are held with the support of props such as blankets, bolsters and blocks for anywhere from five to twenty minutes. In restorative yoga the body is to be completely supported and held, allowing the practitioner to let go of all effort and release into the pose.
Restorative yoga has many physical benefits, but perhaps the most important benefit of all is that through providing the right conditions, the body enters a state of relaxation which helps to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, thus reducing the impact of the body’s stress response. Each sequence aims to move the spine in all directions, undoing many of the habitual movements in our average day for example, hunched over desks, driving cars, holding babies.
Let go of the day and come back home to yourself. Our gentle restorative yoga classes are suitable for all abilities and will stretch out your tension and help you to find stillness within. Using guided meditations and relaxing yoga nidra while supported by props, this class will help you float away home for a peaceful night's sleep.
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