Deep active relaxation allows you to reach a new level of health.
Restorative yoga is a deep active relaxation practice using the support of props to allow your mind and body to relax. It is a quiet, nourishing, and soothing practice that brings a myriad of benefits to lead a happier and healthier life.
Many of us think that when we are watching t.v. or evening sleeping we are relaxing, this is not the case. Our sympathetic nervous system can still be triggered causing the release of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.
It takes up to 20 minutes for our nervous system to elicit the Relaxation Response. Dr. Herbert Benson discovered the Relaxation Response, where there is a neurological shift from the Sympathetic Nervous system to the Parasympathetic system. This response brings our body back to balance to create healing. We don’t allow ourselves to consciously relax and our nervous system to work at its optimal health, digesting food, repairing injuries, aiding in healing, reproduction and immunity.
In restorative yoga we come into poses and stay in them fully supported for up to 20 minutes to retrain the brain and the body to learn how to consciously relax. Over time and practiced regularly, this can have a huge therapeutic impact on the physical, emotional, energetic and psychological level.
Try these three poses for a deep sense of calm and relaxation. Think of restorative yoga as the polar opposite of the high-adrenaline, often competitive “power yoga” that seems to dominate these days. Restorative yoga is a quiet, meditative practice that makes extensive use of props such as bolsters …
Restorative Yoga Workshop
Rejuvenate and heal the body through conscious relaxation.
This workshop benefits newcomers and seasoned yogis.
The slow paced practice focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles.
Yoga props (blankets, blocks, straps and bolsters) are used to fully support you in poses, allowing the body to achieve maximum comfort and relaxation.
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