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Restorative Yoga

What is Restorative Yoga? 

Restorative yoga seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the support of blankets, bolsters, blocks and straps. Comfortable yoga poses are held long enough to invoke deep relaxation, which is healing to the nervous system, brain, mind and organ systems of the body.

Benefits include lowered blood pressure, improved immune function, digestion and fertility. In addition, restorative yoga is a powerful tool to reduce muscle tension and general fatigue, helping the body and mind restore vital energy levels. Regular practice makes the body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and helps to achieve optimal health.

Restorative yoga can also aid recovery from illness, injury or emotional depression and anxiety caused by traumatic events. Sessions stimulate the ‘parasympathetic nervous system’, otherwise known as the ‘rest and digest system’ (opposite to the ‘flight or fight system’). This, in turn, encourages physical and emotional calm, helping to increase emotional resilience and positive thinking.

 

BalancED MK are happy to recommend White Space Studios in Stony Stratford as a highly professional venue offering a variety of yoga styles including restorative yoga and deep relaxation classes.