Think of restorative yoga as a gentle, very relaxing type of yoga. It is a more passive form of yoga. It is a type of yoga that allows participants to relax and helps the body release into a gentle stretch.
Restorative yoga can use a range of props such as bolsters, blocks, straps and blankets to support each pose and make the positions/poses easier to do. You may not feel like you are doing a lot, or it may not feel like exercise, but that is the point; you are trying to do a more relaxing type of yoga.
In general, the physical aspects of practicing yoga are meant to improve joint and ligament flexibility and ease muscle tensions. Restorative yoga involves slow and fluid movements. By using yoga postures to stretch, extend and flex the spine, you are creating increased physical coordination, improved flexibility and overall posture. Studies have shown that proper posture can play a very important role in overall health both from a physical and psychological standpoint.
When yoga is practiced with proper breathing techniques, the whole body benefits. All of your systems will benefit; your circulatory system, digestive system, nervous system and endocrine system. Why? Restorative yoga also involves elements of releasing tension, reestablishing inner balance, renewing energy and restoring health. This type of yoga can be helpful for people who experience anxiety or insomnia.
Melanie Schorr has studied the benefits and importance of posture, anatomy and alignment as part of her yoga training and practice. Melanie provides you with the ultimate opportunity to practice restorative yoga- in your own home. Book your private lesson today!
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