Experience Deep Relaxation with Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga is a practice that allows you to completely unwind and relax by supporting your body with props in longer-held poses. By using props like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps, you can comfortably hold a pose for an extended period of time without any strain or pain. The main aim of this type of yoga is to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Restorative yoga classes are gentle, slow-paced and very relaxing. Practicing restorative yoga helps to balance out a busy schedule or provides a much-needed break when you’re feeling unwell.
When you relax into the poses, your parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated, which promotes relaxation and reduces stress in your body. This system is responsible for slowing down your heart rate and breath, while increasing blood flow to your vital organs. Although restorative yoga can make you feel emotionally vulnerable or uncomfortable, focusing on your breath can help you push through those feelings. Give it a try and experience a truly peaceful and restful practice. At Shakti it is our mission to help you reconnect to your mind body and soul. Restoration is an important way to reconnect. We offer Restorative yoga on two evenings, Tuesday (Grounded) and Wednesday (Aerial), both are perfect for beginners.
Restorative Yoga: Balance Your Busy Life, reconnect your mind body & Soul
In today’s fast-paced world, keeping up with the daily grind can leave both our minds and bodies feeling overwhelmed and drained. This feeling can be further compounded if we enjoy high-intensity exercises, such as dynamic yoga. Restorative yoga can help balance out our hectic lifestyles and provide healing benefits to our physical and emotional health. By using props like bolsters, blankets, and blocks, restorative yoga enables the body to fully relax in each pose for up to 10 minutes. There is no need for muscular effort, which makes it ideal for those who are recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic illnesses.
Make sure to take some time out of your busy schedule to practice restorative yoga – even once a week can make a significant difference.
Benefits of Practicing Restorative yoga
- Promotes deep relaxation throughout the body
- Quiets the mind and reduces mental stress
- Increases the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes balance
- Helps to balance the nervous and immune systems
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves overall mood and emotional wellbeing
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