Restorative Yoga Classes
Restorative yoga is a heart-centered, self-compassion style of yoga.
Restorative yoga classes are gentle, nurturing and supportive practices. Restorative yoga practices involve the use of props and long posture holds. Restorative yoga is typically regarded as the “yoga of rest,” and it is more like a meditation practice than a movement practice. We give ourselves permission to surrender to stillness and silence as we explore our internal landscape.
Restorative yoga practices can soothe the nervous system, helping us tap into the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest system). Restorative yoga practices can help release muscular tension through breathwork practices and passive stretches. A consistent restorative yoga practice can help bring awareness to thought patterns, feelings, and sensations experienced in the body. As we take stock of what is happening internally, we have the opportunity to respond to thoughts, feelings and sensations in a loving, compassionate and nurturing way. Restorative yoga practices encourage the practice of present moment awareness through tuning into our senses, observing the flow of breath, and minimizing external stimuli and distractions. A regular restorative yoga practice can help us slow down and appreciate the power of silence. In a busy world, full of noise and distractions, slowing down is a true gift to your mind, body and spirit.
Strengthen the mind-body connection with these free restorative yoga practices.