Look NO further! On Thursday, May 30th from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at the Collective Soul Space, Radiance M-bodied Yoga will be offering a TWO hour Restorative Yoga practice that will ease you into your Friday feeling renewed and refreshed. Your $30 investment will go a long way to providing you with some necessary self-care.
What is Restorative Yoga? Restorative Yoga encourages “conscious relaxation”. Props are used to support the body, allowing it to relax while holding the posture. We’ll use blankets, bolsters, eye pillows, blocks, straps, chairs, and the wall. In her book, Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times, Judith Hansen-Lasater describes the practice in this way: “by supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move toward balance. Some poses have an overall benefit. Others target an individual part, such as the lungs or heart. All create specific physiological responses which are beneficial to health and can reduce the effects of stress-related diseases.”
What are some of the specific benefits?
- allows for deep relaxation into the pose
- reduces stress & anxiety and releases deep fatigue
- strengthens the immune system
- increases longevity
- restores cellular intelligence
- affects the acid-alkaline balance in the blood
- can lower blood pressure
- soothes the cardiovascular system
What do I wear or bring with me? Please wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers. Please bring socks and a water bottle.
Is there anything else I should know? Do your best to avoid practicing on a full stomach. Have a light dinner well before your practice, if possible. Know that some poses might stimulate the kidneys. Be prepared for a nurturing practice that may allow for creative insights to emerge. Always maintain an awareness of your breath!