Yoga AND AYURVEDA CENTER
Many people can benefit from restorative yoga. Common practitioners of Restorative Yoga include:
Please contact Steph if you have questions about Restorative Yoga.
Restorative yoga is a series of completely supported, nurturing postures, typically practiced in a dimly lit, comfortable and quiet environment. Steph uses a variety of props, including bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, sandbags, walls or eye pillows so that the body is fully supported. The goal of restorative yoga is to relieve any tension in the body. It is an opportunity to slip out of the sympathetic nervous system and into the para-sympathetic nervous system.
The primary benefit of this practice is to promote the relaxation response in the body — a process that teaches the body to return to pre-stress levels by balancing hormones, relieving muscle tension, and decreasing heart and breath rate.
Restorative Yoga empowers the practitioner to play the primary role in their own healing process.