Restorative Yoga classes provides a space for the body to let go of deep holding patterns that cause muscle and joint pain as well as physical and mental tension. Postures are aided with the support of blankets, blocks and bolsters and is made up of a series of passive floor poses. This enables both the body and mind to come into a state of deep relaxation and centeredness.
While beneficial for all it is particularly helpful in recoveries from injury, illness, surgery, headaches, insomnia, respiratory and digestive disorders, menopause, and emotional issues such as anxiety and depression.
It is a slow-paced practice that works to release deep tension passively, without active stretch. It is a powerful practice and can help a student to restore the body back to its natural flexibility and mobility. Restorative Yoga can be highly beneficial to speed up the healing process of the body after injury or prolonged inactivity. By gently moving the body, and supporting it comfortably in various asanas, Restorative Yoga helps to increase blood circulation, detoxification and prevent the formation of excessive scar tissue.