A gentle, restorative class designed to relax and release.
- 10 US dollars$10
- Somerset Courthouse (100 Public Square)
Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. For Restorative yoga, the intention is to relax as far as possible into the postures, using as little physical effort as possible. The mind focuses on the breath in order to cultivate mindfulness and release tension from the body. Restorative yoga classes tend to be relaxing and slow paced, with a whole sequence using as few as five or six postures which are held for long periods of time. Restorative yoga is accessible for people of all ages and abilities, and no prior experience is necessary. Restorative yoga stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows the heart rate, regulates the blood pressure and relaxes the body. As such, Restorative yoga is considered particularly beneficial for those suffering from anxiety, insomnia or headaches, as well as other stress-related conditions. Restorative yoga is believed to boost the immune system and accelerate the body's natural healing process.