Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. It stimulates the vagal nerve connection to the bodies parasympathetic system, slowing the heart rate, deepening and elongating the breath, encouraging better peristalsis & digestion, immune functioning & other body processes g. In a class you may hardly move and only do just a few postures, each held for 5mins or more, supported by props that allow you to sink, relax and stretch deeply. Restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds & gentle backbends, based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar. They help provide physical & mental balance, which prevents stress and anxiety. Benefits include enhanced flexibility, deep relaxation, stilling of the lmind, improved healing abilities, a rebalancing of the nervous system, boosts the immune system and our moods are lifted, develops qualities of compassion & understanding towards others & self.