This style of yoga is great for any level of ability who wish to find deeper relaxation and more ease in the body, mind and soul. Restorative yoga uses props to support us in gentle postures, held for longer periods, to allow the body to open through passive stretching. Postures are typically seated, supine or prone and their shape is modified w/ blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps or sandbags to alleviate any muscular effort. Each restorative posture is held for several minutes. Different body parts are stimulated or relaxed throughout the practice leading to overall balance. Some of these postures, when combined with breath, have an overall calming and balancing affect on the mind and the body, while others are more specific to a certain area of the body i.e. the chest or spine. This practice is great for the physical body but it allows us to move our awareness deeper- into the more subtle breath body or pranic body, consciousness and intuition. Restorative yoga can help us move through illness, exhaustion or emotional pain, and bring us closer to our true nature.
The emphasis in Restorative Yoga is on “being” not “doing”. Use the long holds as a chance to explore the body and it's sensations. The practice will allow you to refine your ability to be aware and present, while also observing and calming the mind.
This practice is enhanced with Sound Healing offered throughout the class.
Taught by Lakshmi Tinker Plasha, sound healing with Tammy Jordan
Lakshmi and Tammy offer massage and reiki assists to help you feel even more relaxed in the postures.