Restorative yoga is a powerful practice that supports the body’s natural healing processes. By using props such as blankets, bolsters, and blocks, you are able to find a comfortable and supportive position for each pose, enabling you to hold each posture for longer periods of time. This allows your body to fully relax, release tension, and restore balance. Most of the poses are lying down or seated.
If this sounds like something you need, why not join me in person, in Waterville Co Kerry on April 2nd, at 4pm? I’ll be running a Spring into Vitality restorative yoga workshop to nourish and restore your energy through deep relaxation, gentle movement and meditation.
These workshops fill up fast so book your space now.
Or read on for more about restorative yoga…
What sort of poses do we do in restorative yoga?
During restorative yoga, you are often guided through a series of gentle poses that focus on opening the heart and chest, which can help to improve circulation, boost the immune system, and increase energy levels. This usually involve lying back on your supports with the arms open and legs relaxed out in front of you.
The other type of poses will likely be forward bends onto a cushion or chair or other support. Usually your head will be supported too. These postures are very soothing and relaxing and help to activate the parasympathetic system more strongly. This helps with digestion, de-stressing and healing.
You may also practice simple breathing exercises, carefully chosen to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and improve overall wellbeing.
It is an opportunity to experience deep relaxation and restoration with a group of likeminded souls. Through gentle movements, breathwork, and meditation, you can learn to release tension and let go of stress, allowing your body to unwind and recharge.