instructing restorative yoga is like facilitating naptime. a deeply nourishing, expansive and proactive rest. in order for your body to *heal itself* it must be in a state of true relaxation. restorative yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and digest mode) that enables this healing to take place. restorative poses aim to gently alleviate fascial tightness and muscular tension, create openness by improving mobility/flexibility, and promote regenerative growth in soft tissue structures. on spiritual and emotional levels, by creating space in your body you are clearing the way of past emotion and trauma, and opening towards lightness and harmony.
even if you’re a cardio fanatic and LOVE the sweat and flow of vinyasa, it is crucial to slow down with at least one restorative session a week. this is when all the positive changes will be integrated in your bod, and you get the calm and cool that you deserve.
benefits of restorative yoga include immune system boost, balancing of the nervous system, increase of blood flow to vital organs, repair of damaged tissue, and feelings of euphoria and bliss. after I instruct a class everyone comes out looking super floaty and peaceful).. could be all the reiki too ;)
best part is, you can do restorative yoga at home (even in bed!)
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never have I felt such restorative euphoria, radical opening and inspiration, as I do when I witness the transition of day into night. it feels like a remembering, a momentary glimpse of Source, a reminder of the universe’s inherent yet inexpressible beauty, the mysterious divinity of sky..
every cell of my body is filled with the lightness of awe and I cannot help but feel an overwhelming gratitude.
studies show that the experience of awe and appreciation lower cortisol levels and increase dopamine and serotonin levels, in effect improving overall health and wellbeing.
protip: get your daily dose, go on a skywalk today!!