Restorative Yoga with Lara: January 5, 2020
Sunday, January 5 - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
This workshop is slow and mellow with long, comfortable holds focusing on reducing stress through restful rejuvenation and deep yogic breathing. As you are held in each restorative pose, you will be lead through a guided awareness to bring you deeper into relaxation, and help shift patterns of holding, tension, resistance, and your relationship to those patterns.
Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing practice, often referred to as the “yoga of surrender”. The restorative asanas differ from free-standing yoga poses, which are held in proper alignment by muscular action. In these supported modifications of classical poses, the shape and alignment of the pose is determined by props. The muscles remain quiet, and the nervous system is soothed. Relaxation is invited into all tissues of the body, allowing the mind to rest in the experience of being held.
Restorative yoga helps to soothe the nervous system. It cultivates the skill of moving awareness inward to calm and focus the mind. The long, gentle holds facilitate deep release to transform the effects of stress. It is great for anyone dealing with injuries, the onset of cold or flu, menstruation, jet lag, vata imbalance or a busy stressful lifestyle.
Suitable for all levels of ability.