What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative yoga is an oasis in our active and often chaotic lives. It nourishes and rests the body, soothes the incessant mind, reduces anxiety and relaxes the nervous system. Through it, you’ll discover the path to your true self and infuse your life with energy and clarity.
Restorative Yoga is a Yin (feminine/passive) form called the “yoga of Being”, which opposes yet balances the Yang style (masculine/active) practice.
The Restorative Yoga poses are held for several minutes at a time and supported with blankets, blocks, bolsters, and other props. This makes them ideal for releasing deeply held tension, freeing blocked energy, and cultivating mindfulness.
Restorative asanas help reduce the fight-or-flight response; thereby lowering adrenaline levels as well as other body-taxing hormones and harmful toxins. This restores the internal hormonal balance and boosts the immune system.
Restorative Yoga focuses on the nervous system. By practicing it regularly, we help the nervous system to escape the “flight” or “fight” mode which brings it back into balance and bolsters our well being.