Restorative Yoga and Self Massage with Jared Green: October 13, 2018
Saturday, October 23 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Led by Jared Green
In this two hour 'guided personal practice experience' participants will discover for themselves what their body needs to feel restored. This allows you the freedom to explore what really matters to you and why you are in a restorative yoga class, while also learning new approaches for self-care.
Starting out with a mindful breathing exercise to engage a relaxed yet present mindset, we establish a baseline of our bodily awareness. Once centered, we progressively flow through different muscle groupings to "update our map" with where our body's tensions are. Using various props, such as blocks/ straps/ foam rollers & tennis balls, we'll massage out knots and discover the needed stretches for restoring balance and equilibrium. Verbal cues such as 'connect the dots of your tensions/sensations', 'breathe into the spot that makes sense right now', 'the breath is the stretch', etc.. enable us to access many different angles and dimensions of the body.
The general physical focus of this class is on the hips (especially flexors), torso, shoulders, neck and legs, as they are the standard weight bearing distributors of the body. However, once the basic concepts are established, one quickly learns how to access/release anything from anywhere because ultimately everything is connected.
- Establish a baseline ("draw a map") of the tension that is present now.
- Set the purpose/intention for this session.
- Work within the pattern of tension to update it and release clutter; i.e. by connecting the dots of awareness and feeling how everything is connected.
All props provided and all levels of experience welcome.