Do you know why restorative yoga is so good you?
Restorative yoga balances a fast lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal both physical and mental systems of stress. It is probably one of the hardest session to complete but the one with the biggest benefits.
When the pace of life is fast then our minds move too fast too. We are then often attracted to a strong, fast moving yoga practice, which can over stimulate our bodies. This has a further impact on our minds and bodies and we can begin to feel overwhelmed, tired and our minds race further. We then get sick quicker and more often.
The beauty of restorative yoga is that its slow paced with little muscular contraction. We often think that we have to work hard to open parts of bodies. We can find ourselves grimacing and holding our jaws tight. However, restorative yoga we can open tight joints by softening and relaxing.
Restorative Yoga Benefits
- Enhances flexibility
- Deeply relaxes the body
- Stills the mind
- Improves capacity for healing and balancing
- Balances the nervous system
- Boosts the immune system
- Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self
- Enhances mood states
Vicky and I are well aware how difficult this practise is, its the one where you think, I cant be arsed, it doesn’t do anything, I have found it the most difficult to teach and/or take part in. I used to fidget, look at my watch and couldn’t wait for it to finish.
But during the coronavirus lockdown. I have found it the most beneficial. I love it when Vicky is teaching, I have my soft music on, candles lit and love being part of a class that I’m not teaching. I’m a more relaxed person and less stressed.