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What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative Yoga is amazing for reducing stress in the mind and body.  And it is a key element in the Gentle Yoga portion of my “Mindful Big 3” coaching.  This form of yoga that uses props such as blankets, blocks, and bolsters to support the body into a state of ease as it gently opens in postures.   

Restorative yoga is the most physically relaxing part of the “Mindful Big 3”!

Sometimes it’s time for some movement and sometimes it’s just time for me to prop a student into a supported yoga posture to gently open the body without any effort.

 

Benefits of Restorative Yoga

  • Slows down the mind and body from the constant running and stress that is put on them.

  • Soothes the nervous system – activate the parasympathetic nervous system to help balance out the frequent fight or flight mode that we’re often in throughout our day.  

  • Increase your awareness of sensations in the body and your thoughts.  In other words, work your mindfulness muscle while allowing the body to gently open.

  • Find some space in the body without effort or strain.  We spend so much time constricting our bodies (driving, sitting, looking at our phones) and restorative yoga is about finding a comfortable posture that allows for opening without stress on the body.  Everyone can safely find space with props and modifications in simple restorative postures.

 

Who can do restorative yoga?

Restorative yoga is amazing for everyone.  Therefore, if you you have limited mobility or just want a way to balance out a very active or hectic lifestyle, we will explore restorative yoga in the “Mindful Big 3” coaching program.

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