All yoga can provide benefits for your mind and body, but there’s one type of yoga that can truly restore your health and that’s restorative yoga.
For the uninitiated, restorative yoga looks like traditional yoga in slow motion. The idea is to relax as deeply as possible into the stretches and postures. Little physical effort is called for or required. It’s slow paced – stretches are held for quite lengthy periods of time, allowing the mind to focus on breathing, mindfulness and the release of all tension and worries. It is deeply and completely relaxing.
Props are used during most restorative yoga sessions to support the body and muscles. These props may include items such as cushions, a doona and blankets. Calming music is also played and the restorative yoga facilitator may provide guided meditation to help mindfulness.
Restorative yoga sessions, such as the ones The Karma Studio holds in our Bayside Melbourne suburb of Sandringham, can be beneficial for anyone looking to relax or achieve balance in their hectic lifestyle. Restorative yoga will particularly suit those that are recovering from injury or illness; in some cases restorative yoga can even accelerate your healing. Restorative yoga is also perfect for those on medication or undergoing chemotherapy. It’s also ideal for people who are new to yoga and who are not familiar with the postures and stretches.
Physiologically, restorative yoga helps to slow your heart rate, regulate your blood pressure and stimulate your nervous system. As well as helping your body, restorative yoga has been shown to be beneficial for anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia and other conditions that are related to stress.
Book restorative yoga sessions in the Bayside suburb of Sandringham today!
Even during COVID-19, The Karma Studio can help restore your health. We are running online sessions for many of our services, including restorative yoga. You might not be able to visit our Sandringham studio, but you can still benefit!
Two restorative yoga sessions are being held each week online. For further information or to book, go to our Restorative Yoga Bayside Melbourne page. All you need is an Internet connection, a computer, tablet or mobile, warm clothes, pillows or a doona, and a desire to deeply relax; we’ll do the rest!
Restorative yoga sessions, such as those run by The Karma Studio in their Bayside Melbourne suburb of Sandringham, can help restore your health.