Restorative Yoga for Healing
Restorative Yoga is a passion of mine. I have long considered sharing this practice as part of my dharma. Discovering this practice at the start of my healing journey ignited a flame within me and a desire to share this beautiful practice with the world.
Restorative yoga is an opportunity to quiet the body, the mind and connect to your inner wisdom.
This practice cultivates connection to self and when we are able to connect within transformation is possible. It is then we may start our healing journey.
Do you feel like life is moving quickly and you are always on the go? Do you find that even sleep does not bring your body, mind and spirit back to a place of homeostasis? Do you struggle with the monkey mind? Are you recovering from an illness or injury and have fear of beginning to move the body again?
If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions perhaps an exploration into restorative yoga is worth a try.
Restorative yoga is a practice that is moving from activity to receptivity.
It is a practice honours the body, mind and spirit. Props are used to support the body and provide a release of tension. This quiet practice permits us to delve deep into awareness of our physical bodies, emotional bodies, intellectual bodies and our spirits.
Restorative Yoga provides us refuge within ourselves from the chaotic world in which we live.
There is no match for the intelligence of the body. Rest. From Top of the Lake
The practice of Restorative Yoga supports our nervous system; in particular, our autonomic nervous system.
There are two branches of the autonomic nervous system; sympathetic system and parasympathetic nervous system.
Understanding our nervous system creates a better understanding of finding rest and relaxation in our own bodies.
Restorative yoga may be the hardest yoga practice you will ever undertake as it is a practice that quiets the mind and the body.
It is an opportunity for you to completely let go of having to control what is going on. It is an opportunity to nourish yourself and to allow yourself to be nourished.
The idea of relinquishing control may be too hard to consider; the idea you will be able to quiet your mind may be unfathomable.
If this is your thought I invite you to start with baby steps; join for your FREE first class online and explore the practice. BOOK NOW
What to expect in a Restorative Yoga class?
In a restorative yoga class the postures are held for extended periods of time with the assistance of props. Thereby giving the body an opportunity to release and let go in the pose with minimal to no effort.
As the body releases the mind is able to calm.
Restorative yoga balances a fast lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental symptoms that are stress related.
Perhaps your interest is much deeper and you would like to explore a workshop to learn about the nervous system, psoas muscle and much more. Check out the workshops HERE