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7:00 PM Restorative Yoga with Erin
February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2020
1st Sunday of the month.
Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing form of Yoga Asana, done entirely lying down with the use of props to hold the body in the poses. We owe our practice of Restorative Yoga to B.K.S. Iyengar, who originated the use of props to support the body in yoga poses. Judith Hanson Lasater is well-known for further developing and sharing Restorative Yoga here in the West.
A person set up in a restorative pose usually looks like they are taking an incredibly comfortable nap! But often as the body gets calm, the mind revs up. This provides an opportunity to go beyond the postures and to work with the breath and observe the mind, which really are more central to what Yoga is about.
Anyone can practice Restorative Yoga. If you also have a more active yoga practice, or gravitate toward aerobic forms of exercise, Restorative Yoga can create a powerful balance, and allow you to fully receive the benefits of other exercise routines.
Some of the most notable benefits of Restorative Yoga include:
- relief of chronic stress/pain
- help with depression and anxiety
- lower blood pressure and heart rate
- released muscle tension
- increased energy
- improved sleep
- improved digestive and reproductive function
- improved immune response
Restorative practice is always beneficial. But it can be particularly therapeutic:
- when the stresses of daily life are overwhelming
- before, during, and after major life events
- in recovering from illness or injury, or during long term illness
- as a complement to other therapies such as psychotherapy, physical therapy, substance abuse recovery, and fertility treatment
I host Restorative classes open to the community at Heartland Yoga. I also work privately with individuals and groups.
Register by emailing email@example.com