What Is Restful Yoga?
Restful yoga is about nourishing the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) to allow the body to repair naturally.
These sequences help to unwind tension in the vital organs and nourish the Adrenal Glands (our kick starters of fight or flight), severely overworked in our culture of ‘over doing’. Many poses help regulate the hormones and rejuvenate the body systems. Poses are held for a length of time and awareness is on the natural breath.
We refer to the practice as ‘restful yoga’ and the aim is to feel well rested, mentally clearer and generally calmer, whilst at the same time gently expanding muscles, ligaments and joints to be more open and flexible. Cultivating stillness in the mind, restful yoga is transformative for burn out, exhaustion and a feeling of being overwhelmed.