Restorative yogaWhat is Restorative Yoga?It is a gentle practice that helps provide physical and mental balance to cope with stress and anxiety through the use of various props which help you to stay in the posture longer, giving you time to benefit from the passive stretch.
Being supported during these postures has a restorative effect. It allows you to rejuvenate the body by encouraging a state of relaxation which in turn allows healing to happen.
This switches on the parasympathetic nervous system which takes you from the stressful “fight or flight response” to a more manageable “rest and restore” state of mind and body.
Who should do Restorative yoga?It’s for anyone who is recovering from trauma, surgery, cancer treatment, fatigue, sleep disorder, emotional stress, depression and anxiety or perhaps from a major life changing if you are just feeling a little under the weather and need some time for yourself you would benefit from this practice.
What are the benefits?Restorative yoga has many benefits.It helps bring balance back into our hectic fast-paced breathing and calming poses mean the heart-rate, blood pressure and emotions slow down creating a healthier state of being.
It can help ward off depression and improve mental health, encourage sleep, create or maintain flexibility and regain strength in the body.
It helps develop a better sleeping pattern.It relives back pain and injuries releasing muscular tension and strain.It helps you to accept and possibly come to terms with trauma and grief.
Restorative Yoga can help• Calm the mind.• Boost the immune system• Sedate the nervous system• Build flexibility and strength• Develop coping tools to promote a more balanced and healthier life• Restores the confidence in yourself• Helps heal emotional pain