Restorative yoga balances a fast lifestyle and has this amazing ability to heal physical and mental, stress related symptoms.
As our lives run in a fast motion, our minds tend to follow at twice the speed.
Restorative yoga balances a fast lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental symptoms that are stress related
Restorative yoga practice is a phenomenal way to help to anyone who suffers from is chronically illnesses or is on the road to recovery from some injuries.
Benefits of Restorative yoga
The beauty of Restorative yoga is that there are no muscular contractions involved.
We believe we have to “work” to increase our flexibility (problem), but often we achieve opening in parts of our bodies by slowing down and relaxing (yes,it is possible) than through an active asana practice. During a Restorative yoga sequence, you still stretch, but you relax fully in the stretch so that tension can slowly be released. (Even the sound of that seems relaxing.)
Due to the relaxation of the mind and the body, we also create a space where we can get in touch with our compassion and understanding of ourselves as well as those around us.
Restorative yoga benefits
- Enhances flexibility (This benefit is number 1 on my list)
- Deeply relaxes the body (Flip, we all need this on the daily)
- Stills the mind
- Improves capacity for healing and balancing
- Balances the nervous system
- Boosts the immune system (No more being a sick puppy, *cough cough* sick cat)
- Helps you improve your compassion and understanding of yourself and those around you.
- Enhances mood states (men, take note)
Foam Blocks and restorative Yoga.
Slowing down in Yoga? Is that a thing? Is that even beneficial?
*sigh* Yes, otherwise I wouldn’t be making such a big deal out of this blog post!
After you experience the phenomenal renewing and relaxing feeling of restorative yoga poses with a block, you – and your body – will fall in love with restorative yoga, I mean FALL IN LOVE.
Below I’ve attached a link to an amazing 17-minute restorative yoga sequence to get you comfortable with using a yoga block. It involves stretching, lengthening, breathing and renewing.
And in all of this, lets not forget the true meaning of yoga
The true meaning of Yoga is to experience union. To see through the illusion of being a separate being. To see that we are all pervaded with and made out of the same energy, which is the ground of all being.
I hope that I have motivated you to take the time out to practice Restorative yoga. Especially if you are the type that feels you rather do something active, because you don’t have enough time. You will benefit most …
Restorative Yoga is considered to be one of the most advanced forms of yoga, as it requires a great deal of introspection.