I use to think Restorative Yoga was wimpy and only for people who were sick or couldn't do standing poses. Boy was I wrong! The more I have studied yoga, the more I have learned that Restorative Yoga and meditation is where deep, lasting transformation happens.
In Restorative Yoga, we use a variety of of props to support and stabilize your body. Once settled in and supported, you begin to feel every part of your body release and relax. Each pose targets specific areas of the body including muscles, ligaments, connective tissues, organs, and glands. As theses parts of the body relax, so does the mind and the nervous system. Restorative Yoga combines yoga and mediation and emphasizes emotional strength, flexibility and balance.
From the outside, it doesn't look like there is much going on, but the internal practice is intense. Once the body settles, it's not uncommon for the mind to ramp up. Through the support of the props and the guidance of the instructor, you learn how to tolerate the initial discomfort of racing thoughts and emotions and learn how to soften into them and release them from your body and mind. Once this occurs, you experience deep relaxation and restoration, building the foundation for resilience.
I hope to have the opportunity to lead your through this blissful experience.