Restorative Yoga

What Your Mind — and Body — Need

What is Restorative Yoga?

If you build it, it will come…. if we carefully set the conditions that invite and allow ‘letting go’, the relaxation response will come. Restorative Yoga gives you the opportunity to tap into the parasympathetic part of the nervous system, the ‘rest and digest’ component. Most of what we do and how we think in our lives reinforces the sympathetic, or ‘excitatory’ component that we know as our ‘fight, flight or freeze’ system.

We consider this to be a very advanced practice. It is challenging to stay still, settle and be with what is, moment by moment. It is natural and to be expected that all the ‘stuff’ we have shoved in the back of the metaphorical wagon, opportunistically comes flying back at us when we finally stop for this conscious relaxation practice. It is natural and it can be VERY uncomfortable, but it is also the key to health and well being on every level. And all it takes is practice. If you build it, it will come.

Restorative Yoga is a quieting, supportive, and deeply nourishing practice. Restorative poses are done by lying passively over props such as bolsters and blankets. Much like the practice of savasana, yoga nidra or deep relaxation, it is a meditative, receptive practice in which you continually let go of holding yourself up and allow yourself to be fully supported. Over time, as you relax the body over props, you are able to surrender layers of deeply held tension. You practice releasing the inner grip of the muscular, emotional, and energetic bodies. – Jillian Pransky
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