Do you need to slow down?
Restorative Yoga is a great practice to allow yourself to unwind in our fast-paced world. With the use of props such as, bolsters, blankets and blocks you can set yourself up comfortably in a variety of poses and surrender into stillness. As we center with our breath and body we begin to relax more deeply bringing in restoration.
"Go inside gently, and stay. If you suffer in the pose, you need to make the pose work better for you. While you are there, experience the pose. Listen to your body, not the mind, since it bears no real truth, only reaction." B.K.S. Iyengar
The benefits of Restorative Yoga are deep relaxation of the body, stillness of the mind, increased flexibility, increased immune health and of course, restoration. As you set your props up and relax down upon them, you slow down and remain in this restorative place from 5 to 15 minutes per pose, allowing yourself to relax comfortably in a safe space, with each breath melting further and further into a quieter internal place. By the end of practice you feel restored and rejuvenated by practicing slowing down and being still.
Do you feel overwhelmed or caught in the race of life? If so, pause....take a moment for yourself, be gentle and kind to yourself, take in a Restorative Practice, give yourself permission to go slow and melt down into stillness.