RESTORATIVE YOGA

RESTORATIVE YOGA / GENTLE

Class Description 

RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH BOLSTERS (Friday class from 5:30pm-7: 00 pm)

In this class, you’ll hold 5-10 passive poses for 5-10 minutes each. All your body will relax while paying attention to your breath and body sensations. Through guided meditation you will remain aware and present, all with the aim of releasing tension and stress in a conscious state. Props, blankets, bolsters, blocks are used to release body tension and feel comfortable. Practising Restorative Yoga regularly can help you find a greater sense of ease.

RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH BALLS, (Wednesday Class from 5:30pm-7: 00 pm)

We’ll use balls to identify areas of tension in your body. By targeting trigger points, you can reduce pain and improve range of motion, reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow, increase body awareness and aid in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Also, you’ll become aware of how your body absorbs physical, mental, and emotional stress and learn to recognize those areas that tend to hold tension. You will leave the class feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Anyone can benefit from this practice, especially people that have tight muscles, are practising intense workout, stretching, running, hiking, spend long hours on the computers, practice intense texting, have anxiety and stress, do forceful movement and repetitive movements, experience mind irritation and body discomfort.

Benefits

The practice relaxes the mind, increases body capacity for healing, balances the nervous system and immune system. By calming the mind and relaxing your muscles, Restorative yoga alleviates a variety of ailments such as anxiety, restlessness, migraines, osteoporosis, arthritis, fatigue and much more. The body relaxation eases away pre-existing health conditions of injuries and cuts down on recovery time. For pregnant women, the benefits are twofold- ease and comfort during pregnancy while also creating a feeling of belonging, safety, protection and grounding during the beginning months (and years) of motherhood.

Restorative yoga also creates the mental and physical space to help process major life changes like dealing with chronic conditions, cancer, divorce, separation, or job challenges as well as a myriad of other stressors and experiences. Great for stress relief! Simply lounging on supportive piles of bolsters and blankets feels extremely comfortable and soothing. Come to experience the art of self-soothing and the art of relaxation! Practising restorative yoga regularly can help you to find a greater sense of ease. You will feel rejuvenated and renewed during and after each and every class!

A Brief Outline Of The Routine

All poses are done with props, blankets, bolsters, balls whatever you will feel that helps to feel at ease and relaxed in a restorative pose. You will feel gently stretched out, open and refreshed only by simply resting into the pose.

Style driven from: B.K.S. Iyengar

Level: Ideal for everyone!

Duration: 1h

Equipment needed: Comfortable clothes, water, mat

Time/ Location: See class schedule

Teacher: Maria

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