What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative Yoga "restore" your body and mind to your normal status by practicing relaxation in gentle and healthy yoga pose.
Do you remember when was the last time you relaxed?
Any of following applies to your situation?
If it does, your body maybe telling you to slow down, take time for yourself to relax.
Why Restorative Yoga?
Countless studies show the ill effect of stress the mind, body, and split. We all need a few minutes a day to disconnect, settle into ourselves, and rest in silence. ......brief practice have the immediate effect of creating a calmer more present mind.
~~From "Restore and rebalance" by Judith Lasater, Ph.D., P.T. ~~
Why you should practice Restorative Yoga
Most of us live in busy life style, chronically stressed without knowing, and this is unhealthy for you body and mind.
When you are chronically stressed your brain works hard to get rid of your stressor, and your body and mind doesn't work properly until stressor is gone.
Why do I practice Restorative Yoga
I always enjoy teaching and practicing strong vinyasa flow, the most common western style yoga that is very physical, breathe and move, unite body and mind with flow, it's a moving meditaion.
Also, I have found beauty and joy of "Do Nothing", Restorative Yoga, the Yoga that grabbed my soul, I found comfort in stillness and beauty in silence, it is true deep relaxation.
Relaxing your mind is much simpler than everybody thinks, just place your physical body in comfortable position/pose, relaxed body will lead you to relax your mind, open up your body to open up your mind/heart.
Restorative Yoga is acceptable for almost anybody, it doesn't required any physical strength, but you can strengthen your body with continuing practice of Restorative Yoga.
Distressing is very important for your physical and mind health, it boost your immune system. Relaxation promotes self-acceptance, ease mind, finding happiness that is already existing in you.
It is ok to do nothing, "being busy" is fine, but let's stop and restart once a while, let's relax and renew yourself.
Restorative Yoga at Gray Lane Yoga