Anyone who plants flowers or vegetable gardens in the spring can tell you about the relaxing meditative experience of growing, but did you know meditation and relaxation can grow and repair the body and mind? Fortunately, you don’t need a green thumb to get these same benefits. Restorative Yoga is an advanced style of practice, not because of the physical experience level needed (all experience levels can equally benefit from Restorative Yoga), but because it goes deeper within the mind and spirit to heal, restore, and grow from the inside out.
What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative Yoga uses passive stretching with the assistance of props, such as blankets and bolsters, for a slow, restful practice that focuses on opening up the body and emphasizes the meditative aspect – the union of mind and body. Props support the body while relaxing muscles, thus allowing attention to be on breath and awareness of thoughts and sensations.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga
Like other forms of yoga, Restorative Yoga helps increase relaxation, allows better quality sleep, improves mood and overall well-being, and reduces pain. It’s gentle on joints, and regular practice can strengthen connective tissues for bones and joints. Studies have also found this style of yoga practice to help cancer patients and survivors have less anxiety and depression and manage the toxicity of cancer treatments.
Restorative Yoga & Sound Bath
May 23 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Soothe your nervous system, quiet your mind, and release deeply held tension.
We’re taking deep relaxation and meditative rejuvenation to the next level by combining restorative yoga and sound bath into a single workshop. This experience offers guidance through a series of gentle restorative yoga poses by Dianna Wells as Jason Watford accompanies with a harmonic vibrational bath using crystal bowls and singing bowls.
Equipment: Mats and props provided