Radical Rest

In the modern world many of us can identify with a constant and increased levels of exhaustion. this is not surprising when you consider the amount of tasks that we perform each and every day.

In the modern world many of us can identify with a constant and increased levels of exhaustion. this is not surprising when you consider the amount of tasks that we perform each and every day.

Fear not! Restorative yoga is here to help. This practice is the antidote our hectic lifestyles, it’s all about completely letting go and restoring our energy supplies without using energy.

Many people confuse Yin yoga and Restorative yoga however they have very different intentions.

In Yin we are working our fascia, hydrating our joints, and stimulating chi flow through the meridians.  In restorative yoga we don’t do all of that work, instead we use many props to ensure complete comfort in various poses to restore energy to various parts of the body. We take the time to settle into complete comfort, and we surrender.

Restorative yoga provides deep nourishing rest, it calms the mind, soothes the nervous system, and aids to release tension from the body. It’s the perfect practice for anyone who stuck in busy-ness, who feels burnt out, exhausted, or who is recovering from illness/injury and needs to fully rest.

I teach both Yin and Restorative yoga and I have seen these classes become more and more popular as yoga students begin to really feel the benefits in their energy levels.

If you always practice Yang styles of yoga, I strongly encourage you to balance your energy levels by including the complimentary Yin styles of yoga.

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