Restorative poses are great for times when you are feeling, weak, fatigued, stressed from daily life. They are super effective for times before, during or after major life events: the death of a loved one, change of job or home, marriage, divorce, a pandemic, collective trauma. You can also work with restorative yoga when ill or recovering from injury or illness.
Restorative poses help relieve the effects of chronic illness in several ways: The props provide support for complete release and total relaxation. The sequences of poses enhance the spine to move in all directions. We are as young as our spine is flexible. The effects of gravity are also reversed while practising some restorative sequences. Due to standing and sitting most of the days our blood and lymph fluid accumulates in the lower extremities. When we reverse this process we are actively returning flow to the upper body which improves heart function too.
These practices are simple, well guided, accessible for all ages, shapes, sizes and states of health. Re-learn how a few minutes a day of active, supported and mindful rest will improve so many areas of your health, life and creativity.
Scientific evidence carried out by (R Cole) backs that Inverted poses dramatically alter hormone levels which in turn reduces brain arousal, blood pressure and fluid retention. This is particularly attributed to a slowing of heart rate and dilation of blood vessels in the upper body that comes from reversing the effect of gravity.
Restorative yoga both stimulates and soothes internal organs. During forward folds the abdomen is compressed then during backbends it is re-expanded. This action forces stale blood out and new oxygenated flow back in thus stimulating the function of your organs. This enhanced exchange of oxygen flow also helps to push waste products across cell membrane for release.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga
- rebalance your body and mind
alleviates stress and anxiety
improves sleep hygiene
releases tension held in the body
restores your personal energy
refreshes and re-energises
- Create feelings of wellbeing
- Counteract the effects of chronic stress
- Recover from injury or illness
- Enhance the function of internal organs
- Lower blood pressure
- Elevate and stabilise mood
- Teach you how to rest
- Improve selflove
- Stimulates organ function
- Improves heart function
- Empowers you and your health
- Your body becomes cooler during restorative yoga
- Bring socks and a long-sleeved top
- Expect to hold poses for a longer amount of time
- A wish to be well is part of becoming well
- Restorative yoga has 100% positive side-effects
wear comfortable, cosy layers to keep you warm, as the body cools down when in states of deep rest
leave your phone switched off during the session
relax and enjoy!