Restorative yoga is a gentle form of yoga that uses props to encourage a deep state of relaxation. It strives to rest the muscles and the mind. By supporting various parts of your body with bolsters, blocks or blankets, you can fully surrender to the pose and relax every part of your body. Poses are held for minutes at a time. The props allow the body to stretch and relax with support. Restorative yoga helps relieve the effects of chronic stress and move the spine in all directions to promote greater well-being. Poses used in restorative yoga include forward bends, backbends, twists and supported inverted postures, which help reverse the effects of gravity and return fluids to the upper body. Some of the benefits of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, improvement in digestion, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue. This is a great compliment to an active form of yoga. Join me for restorative & therapeutic flow if you are seeking a balance between relaxation & movement!