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Is there anything in your life that would not be better if you were more rested?

Restorative yoga is conscious rest in well supported, nurturing poses. Unlike active practices of yoga, a session of Restorative includes only a few poses held for about twenty minutes each. Restorative Yoga activates the resting systems of the body which leads to deep replenishment, equal to several hours’ sleep. Restorative Yoga is the perfect antidote to a stress-filed life.

According to Judith Lasater “for our ancestors, a stressful situation usually resolved itself quickly … modern people are often unable to resolve our stress so directly, and we live chronically stressed as a result. Still responding to the fight-or-flight response, the adrenals continue to pump stress hormones . . . Even sleep is disturbed by this agitated state.”

Restorative yoga is an extremely gentle practice and is suitable for all bodies regardless of age, size, injuries, flexibility.

Benefits of Restorative Yoga:

  • heal the chronic effects of stress
  • recover from illness or injury
  • improve immunity, digestion, fertility
  • reduce blood pressure
  • quiet the mind

  • balance energy
  • recover from fatigue
  • improve sleep quality
  • train the body to drop unnecessary tension so you conserve energy throughout the day

 

 

Restorative yoga sessions include:

  • a full health intake
  • a sequence designed for your body’s needs
  • deep relaxation in my warm, serene studio
  • a prescribed home practice with the support of reference photos
  • 60 or 90 minutes

Restorative yoga can be incorporated into Somatic Counseling sessions.

Outcalls can be arranged. Please call to schedule a restorative session in your home or office (510) 214-6507

 

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