Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is described as the ‘Yoga of undoing” & “Active Relaxation”   A powerful internal practice, moving from outer awareness – things you normally focus on) to a deep internal awareness.  It is very tranquil, using blankets, bolsters blocks and cushions to encourage your body to let go and relax deeply. As there is no muscular activity, the body is supported & held into position. It helps soothe your nervous system, calm your mind, release body tension, relax your organs, improve the quality of your breath, replenish energy levels, balance chakra’s and allow your body, mind  to deeply rest. This practice stimulates the para-sympathtic nervous system – often called our “Rest & Digest” system to balance a busy life. Restorative Yoga combines meditation & relaxation, it quiets the mind, making it more reflective, as meditation does, but doing so while the body relaxes deeply, so reflection and insight becomes embodied. This complements an active yoga practice & anyone can practice Restorative Yoga, regardless of age, shape or physical condition, even those with no Yoga experience. The poses are designed to be comfortable.        (www.restorativeyogaireland.com)