Why Restorative Yoga is a perfect compliment to a strong Hot Practice
Whether you’ve attended our Sunday evening weekly Restorative Bliss class or not, you may have heard about it!
Students at Village Yoga are finding that taking both a strong active heated practice in addition to our weekly Restorative class is bringing them a deeper sense of balance, peace, and inner quiet.
Read On to find out what
Restorative Yoga can offer you.
5 Reasons to Include Restorative Yoga in your week!
1. Restorative Yoga Reduces Stress:
Anxiety, depression and stress are prevalent in our society. We are living in a time where our instantaneous response is rewarded through social media, emails and a tech-based lifestyle. Technology is good but too much can make our body’s tense and our minds race.
Restorative yoga works to relax the body’s conditioned impulse to react. Poses and breathing techniques in restorative yoga work on the parasympathetic nervous system to promote calmness and allow us enter a state of blissful awareness. This reduces our heart rate, increases glandular activity (hormonal balance), and relaxes our digestive tract.
2. Restorative Yoga Can Help You Recover From Injury:
Because restorative yoga brings about homeostasis, the body’s natural way of regulating itself, it helps you recover from injuries. Certain poses reduce compression and promote pain relief. It is recommended for people with back, neck, wrist and joint pain.
3. Restorative Yoga Boosts Your Immune System:
Restorative yoga reduces our body’s secretion of the stress hormone cortisol, which in turn lowers blood pressure and reduces blood glucose. It also reduces congestion and sinus pressure. When our body’s are in a more relaxed state, it can fend off colds and the fly more easily thereby thrusting our immune system into disease prevention mode.
4. Restorative Yoga Promotes Hormonal Balance In Women:
Think of restorative yoga as a therapeutic way to balance our hormones with little to no effort. Ancient yogis knew the best kept secret for women on their menstrual cycle or those experiencing hormonal imbalances from menopause or pregnancy, was a gentle yoga practice. It conserves your energy and helps alleviate bloating and cramping.
5. Restorative Yoga Balances Your Energy:
Our emotional state is interconnected with our subtle body, also known as our energetic body. It is an invisible field of energy that runs along channels in our body that move prana or life force energy. This flowing energy meets in seven major centers that run along our spine known as the chakras. In the yogic tradition, it is said that when these energetic centers are in balance we experience health and well-being. Restorative yoga promotes vital balance and awareness of the chakras.
When we are stressed, our energy cannot move freely the way it’s supposed to. These blockages create imbalance in our body and make it more susceptible to illness and injury. The techniques offered in restorative yoga work to release these blockages of prana and place us in a state of ease. It gets to the root of the block and allows us to consciously experience tension release. The most important part of the practice is learning how to listen to the body and pausing when it’s needed. It’s purpose is to take away the distractions that cause us fear, stress and pain and allow us let go and just be. It’s healing the yoga way.
“I’ve been teaching Restorative Yoga for over 15 years, and watching my students melt away after a session brings me such joy! We live in such a busy and often frenetic world. stillness, peace and openness in our bodies and minds can feel slightly out of reach. Through Restorative Yoga practice we set the foundation to be free of pushing and striving, which seems to be the key to deeply opening the body and allowing a full relaxed breath to come and go. I love our Village Yoga Bliss Sunday Evening Class!"
6 p.m. every Sunday night! Join me soon!
Lisa Marie, RYT-500, Reiki Master
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