Restorative Yoga is an opportunity to deeply relax, rest and rejuvenate your body while releasing stress. With the support of props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks you are invited to rest in restorative yoga poses that allow the body to fully surrender, and let go.
Restorative yoga is nourishing for the spine, organs, lymphatic system, digestive system, nervous system and circulatory system as gentle inversions are often incorporated to reverse the effects of gravity. Restorative yoga balances prana, the masculine energy in the upper body, and apana, the feminine energy in the lower body, so you are not overly stimulated or depleted but instead left feeling completely rejuvenated
Yoga Nidra means conscious deep sleep or yogic sleep. It is a potent, ancient meditation practice. Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing deep relaxation and stillness on a physical, mental and emotional level. If practiced on a regular basis, Yoga Nidra can also clear karmic patterns and negative impressions and imprint new positive intentions or a sankalpa into the practitioner. At the beginning and end of your practice you are asked to create a heart centred intention that, when practiced on a regular basis, has the ability to manifest positive change in your life and well being. During your Yoga Nidra practice, which simply involves resting on your back in a supported savasana pose, you allow the teacher to guide your awareness through your body. From here, you leave the waking state, go through the dreaming state of sleep and go into the deep sleep state yet remain fully awake. Therefore, Yoga Nidra invokes alpha, theta and delta brain waves. The experience of Yoga Nidra can leave you feeling rested, rejuvenated and absolutely Bliss Full! This practice is suitable for everyone and is especially beneficial for anyone suffering from anxiety, PTSD, and insomnia.
Classes are at Living Yoga