Feeling exhausted? Let's dive into a blissful state of complete relaxation!
This 60-minute Restorative Yoga class is designed to help you relieve stress and anxiety, deeply relax, and promote recovery. Grab some pillows and blankets from your bed or couch and change into something cozy! Get some props like a bolster (pillows, blankets), and a block (books). There are also some optional variations with a Yoga strap (or a belt) and a chair. Feel free to dim the lights and use some essential oils – or whatever helps you to relax. And then join me for this gentle and calming Yoga practice – suitable for all levels including beginners – to enjoy its many benefits!
I imagine that during stressful times, maybe the last thing you want to do is to be still in a pose. However, sometimes this very thing we're avoiding is what we need the most. By finding complete relaxation through Restorative Yoga, you'll be able to support your body relieving the stress.
The goal of Restorative Yoga is to activate the body's relaxation response by tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system. This helps give our bodies the opportunity to rest and heal from chronic stress. To achieve this, we use props such as pillows/bolsters, blankets, straps/belts, or blocks/books to support our body throughout the poses. Restorative Yoga can help with chronic stress, recovering from injuries or illnesses, or simply seeking relief.
In some way, Restorative Yoga is similar to Yin Yoga, as both focus on slow movements and holding poses for an extended periods of time. However, there is a critical difference: Yin Yoga is about self-inquiry and engaging in challenging poses. In contrast, Restorative Yoga focuses on finding a state of deep relaxation through targeted poses to activate your body's relaxation response.
So, grab your props, and join me for this 60 Minute Restorative Yoga class. You'll leave with a feeling of deep relaxation and ready to take on whatever comes your way. Your body and mind deserve this time dedicated to your health and wellbeing.
I hope you enjoy this flow and the feeling afterward. Feel free to share this video with a friend or family member, and let me know how you liked it in the comments below!