Restorative yoga is active relaxation, it is done with the use of props that allow the body to completely release tensions and relax; this facilitates a relaxed mind.
During relaxation, the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS), is working as its best. The PSNS is responsible for all activities that occur when the body is at rest, such as digestion, fertility, the immune system, cellular regeneration etc. Its action is described as being complementary to that of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which is responsible for stimulating activities associated with the fight-or-flight response.
In our daily life we are more often in the sympathetic mode than in the parasympathetic one. All the stimuli that we receive each day, as well as the stress we are constantly exposed to, constantly activate the sympathetic nervous system. Therefore regularly practising restorative yoga becomes increasingly necessary to allow the body to regenerate and also to allow our mental and emotional ‘layer’ to relax and open.
Restorative Yoga is about opening the body to receive and be receptive to what is happening without reacting.
Its practice will help to recover your energy and lift your spirit, as well as calming yourself, resting deeply and restoring balance. Allow yourself to rest and recuperate fully and deeply in body and mind by joining the class/workshop. I’ll be honoured to guide you to relaxation.