Restorative Yoga is back for the new year I think we have all been missing it. Our little Sunday treat! The floors will be lovely and warm this winter to help is stretch and relax out in the postures.
I think Claudia Cummins from Yoga Journal sums Restorative Yoga up best.
“In an ideal world every asana would feel restorative. But those that fall into the special category of restorative poses have a particular ability to leave us nourished and well rested. These postures are usually deeply supported by blankets, blocks, or other props and are held for several minutes at a time. These soothing and well-supported poses offer us the opportunity to linger quietly for a few moments and savor the simple sweetness of life.
Restorative Yoga is the yoga of deep, aware relaxation. It is a Yoga of ‘Being’, rather than a Yoga of ‘Doing’. It relies on you using a sequence of 3 or 4 specially designed postures in which your body is completely supported. These postures need to be selected carefully to suit your unique needs. This allows your muscles to utterly relax and melt into place instead of stretching and straining into position. As your body finds the shape of the posture and melts into place your nervous system switches to calmness and a deep inner healing mode.
For stressed out modern day living this is must-have information and techniques. Your immune system will recover and life will feel different again.
Deirdre Hughes will take us through an hour and a half of this heavenly yoga practice followed by a 15 minute yoga nidra (meditation). If this sounds like your kind of class try and beat the elbowroom staff to the top of the queue by booking here.“Just a quick note to say that the restorative yoga workshop was fabulous yesterday. I loved every minute of it.I actually thought I’d be a bit bored as it was 2 hours long but was blissfully unaware of the time going by and couldn’t believe when the 2 hours were up. I felt great after it and would love to see more…..