Relax and feel restored with this Restorative Yoga course.
Relax and feel restored with this Restorative Yoga course. Prioritise your health and wellbeing as you are guided through a range of complementary restorative Iyengar yoga sequences that will soothe your nervous system. These lessons focus on supporting you so that you can learn to relax and let go of tension in your body and your mind. With regular practice, restorative yoga can be a powerful tool for reducing stress. It also helps you to rebalance during times when you are feeling lower in energy and needing to rejuvenate.
The classes in this course focus on different areas of restorative yoga at the advanced level:
This class takes you through a classical Iyengar Yoga restorative sequence. A number of the more well known and widely practiced restorative poses are included. The set up for each pose and the arrangement of associated yoga props are taught in detail. Breath awareness is emphasised throughout the class. Methods for deepening relaxation are also explored.
The focus in this sequence is on chest-opening restorative poses and pranayama. The class culminates in a variety of pranayama techniques performed in both the lying and seated positions. Practice lengthening your breath in the reclining savasana position. From there you will head in the direction of antara kumbhaka with viloma breathing.
These restorative poses emphasise relaxation of the abdominal region. This type of sequence is commonly practiced by women using the Iyengar method during menstruation. During this time inversions and poses that compress or harden the abdomen are avoided. Practice sequences are given an energy preserving emphasis. This class shows one way that such a sequence can evolve. Although often used in relation to womens health, this style of class will also be enjoyable and beneficial for men.
Restorative Iyengar yoga inversions are emphasised in this class. Supported chest opening poses that focus on breath awareness, as well as some passive, hip opening poses, are also included. Many of the poses in the sequence use yoga props in specific ways to support the body. The set up, and correct usage of these props is explained in detail for each pose.
Restorative yoga is stress relieving. This course will help you to slow down – bringing stillness and clarity to your mind, whilst soothing and calming your nervous system. Classes can be used before bedtime to assist with sleep. They can also be used to restore balance whilst recovering from illness or injury.