This week we have experienced a great tragedy and we are moving through another round of collective trauma. During such times, our nervous systems require extra nourishment to maintain calmness and a clear perspective that is infused with love and light. To support with this process, join me at this restorative yoga practice.
Restorative yoga is a series of completely supported, nurturing postures, usually practiced in a dimly lit, comfortable and serene environment. A central benefit of this practice is to promote the relaxation response in the body — a process that teaches the body to return to pre-stress levels by balancing hormones, relieving muscle tension, and decreasing heart and breath rate. A restorative practice frequently relies on the use of props and the prolonged holding of a few simple poses to deeply clam the nervous system. “Restorative yoga” can also be an umbrella term that encompasses several sub-styles of relaxation and healing-based Hatha yoga practices.