Restorative yoga focuses on relaxation, renewal, effortlessness and ease. Blankets, bolsters, straps, and other props safely support the body in various postures which allows the body to move towards a state of balance. This practice soothes your nervous system, helps you quiet your mind and invites you to release deeply held tension.
Meditation is a practice where an individual operates or trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content.
In this class, we we go on a journey to combine, use and practice 5 of the limbs of Yoga which is Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (Concentration or One Pointedness Focus ), and Dhayana (Meditation). All of this is achieved by using Asana (Poses) and Pranayama (Breathing) excercises.
The poses in this class are typically held for 3 – 10mins, most of them either seated, supine or prone. All poses are meant to allow for you to relax and release, using hardly any effort or muscular strain, making it easier for you to transition into a meditative state.
Benefits of this class:
- To delve deeper into your meditation practice or to start going on a journey of meditation, learning the different ways to let go and surrender.
- To use breathing exercises to achieve a state of relaxation in which you can bring into your daily life as a tool to destress or to even help fall asleep easier.
- To go into poses and hold poses that will help stretch, relax and decompress your body with no muscular effort, strain or tension.