You may ask why? Why do I want to go to a yoga class to rest, to relax and do nothing. Or you may say, OMG, that is just what I need: no place to go, no one to call, nothing to do! In this day and age, multi-tasking is an expectation and one that we have become accustomed to, but I ask what is the cost?
The number one visit to the primary care physician today is related to stress. Stress sits in our body and causes all kinds of interference from anxiety, pain, fear, indigestion, insomnia and everything in between. We do not take time to chill out and let go of our phones, tv, or computers for that instant communication (good or bad).
Restorative yoga is a yin-based practice known for its calming effects and is a healthy outlet for individuals looking for a way to slow down and recharge.
This type of yoga can be done by everyone and Harvard studies showed long-term practice can reduce fatigue, boost quality of life and improves chronic stress. Not only that but its healing effects include:
- improves digestion
- increases flow of energy
- helps with sleep
- emotional healing
- increases circulation
- reduces pain and so much more.
I mustn’t forget that it is a beautiful practice ideally in a quiet, warm setting surrounded by pillows and blankets. It allows you to let go of everything and find stillness while being completely supported by props. It’s my go to when I want to treat myself with self-love and compassion. Enjoy and let me know if you like it. Blessings.