Restorative Yoga

This style of yoga originated from BKS Iyengar and made popular by Judith Lasater. The combination of certain yoga poses supported by props enables the body’s parasympathetic nervous system (referred to as the rest and digest system) to kick in. This engages a relaxation response in the body which helps to slow breathing and heart rate, reduce stress, release tension and increase the blood flow to vital parts of the body. Restorative Yoga rejuvenates your entire being. It deeply relaxes the body and calms the mind. It will help with flexibility and will enhance your immune system improving your own ability to heal. R.Y. is a great way to release the build up of stress on a regular basis, especially if done daily.

What to expect in a session: We start in a sitting position using breath work to ground ourselves and connect to our bodies. We then flow into gentle movements just to warm up the body. Then we make our way to a reclined position and prop up for our first pose. We hold each pose for 10 to 15 minutes, resting the whole time, allowing for gentle openings to occur as well as connecting with our breath throughout. Then we very slowly move into our next supported pose. In addition to being propped up in these relaxing poses you will be aligned and adjusted throughout each posture to gain the most out of your session. You will also be given verbal cues to help you deepen into your pose. Wear comfortable clothing for easy movement.

Restorative Yoga