What is Restorative Yoga ?
Low lunge with yoga blocks
Restorative Yoga is a calming and relaxing flow that helps bring your mind and body a state of ease. The practice typically consists of sequences with only 5 to 6 poses. Poses are supported by props such as yoga blocks, blankets and yoga straps. Each pose is held for 5 minutes or more.
Restorative Yoga helps to bring awareness to your mind and body. This process allows a beautiful internal connection to occur. The connection initiates the Relaxation Response. The Relaxation Response is defined as your personal ability to encourage your body to release chemicals and brain signals that make your muscles and organs slow down and increase flow to the brain.
As you develop your Restorative Yoga practice you will begin to apply the breathing and meditative techniques into your daily life. You will find that you are capable of centering, grounding and calming yourself anywhere.
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." -- The Bhagavad Gita