Restorative Yoga is a practice that encourages participants to come into stillness.
Over time, you develop a self-to-self and self-to-body relationship.
Restorative Yoga uses carefully chosen positions and props to allow your body and mind to begin to let go of the everyday stresses of life.
Props are used to fully support your body in the various positions.
Your body can start to move from the stress response of the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system.
You will move from flight-fight-freeze to rest and digest.
Boosts and Improvements
As your body moves into rest and digest, other systems are boosted, including the immune and digestive systems, lowering blood pressure and heart rate, and improving your mood.
People can experience a sense of self enquiry through the practice of interoception (how your body is feeling on the inside), leading to better self-to-self and self-to-body relationships.
The breathing is an important component of Restorative Yoga.
Improving your breathing leads to more oxygen moving through the body, leading to better functioning of the cells, an increase in energy, and releasing toxins, such as carbon dioxide, from your body.
The breath also impacts the effects of the sympathetic nervous system through activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
Over time you will get to know yourself and your body through Restorative Yoga.
You will be able to self-regulate and ‘be’ with your emotions, thoughts and feelings.
This will allow true healing to happen, while becoming more authentic in the world, which is what the world needs now, more than ever.
The quieter you become the more you can hear.