Optimum Relaxation with Restorative Yoga

Optimum Relaxation with Restorative Yoga

Has life made it difficult for you to relax, is your mind constantly racing, is your nervous system overstimulated?

Practicing restorative yoga helps to eliminate fatigue and stress that accumulates in our daily routines. Our bodies become less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses, helping us achieve optimum health. Restorative yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, enabling automatic control of the body. The regular nervous system is at rest, and the muscles become more relaxed.

Restorative yoga is derived from a yoga style that was invented by B.K.S Iyengar, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Yoga masters.  It seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. A regular practice provides healing for the body and the mind.  It also helps recover from illness and injury.

Join Sophia for her up coming Resrtorative workshops and give your body time for some optimum relaxation.  Watch this video which will talk you through the Savasana or Corpse pose to improve your sleep.

Benefits of restorative yoga:

  • Relaxes your central nervous system and calms your mind
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Relaxes your body
  • Decreases beta brain waves and shifts to slower brain waves
  • Reduces insomnia
  • Reduces headache and fatigue
  • Helps relieve depression

If you would like advice on any of our workshops of classes please email us with your enquiry


About the author: Sophia Pallaro

Sophia Pallaro

Sophia is a qualified Yoga Teacher. She has been practicing Yoga since 2006 and has been involved with meditation for the last 10 years. While practicing various forms of meditation, she discovered the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation and its direct connection to the body. Yoga, and its endless benefits, was the next step on her path. Sophia completed her Yoga Teacher Training at the Elbowroom under the guide of Lisa Wilkinson, Tanya Fitzpatrick and Marianne Jacuzzi. In her yoga practice Sophia likes to explore a variety of styles from gentle to more vigorous, including Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative. She has a particular interest in anatomy and its relationship with the mind, and sees Yoga as a wonderful transformational process both on and off the mat. Her teaching style is open and friendly. She values guiding her students into the discovery of body and mind self-awareness in a down to earth manner, making Yoga accessible to everyone. Sophia’s teaching places emphases on a deep connection with the breath, stillness and clarity of the mind, strength, balance and a mindful flow of movement. Her classes include asanas (practice of postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation).

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.