“Do nothing, destress, boost your immunity and relax the body. Is that possible?” Yes, it possible! It is almost too good to be true, but Restorative Yoga is a practice that requires minimal effort with a lot of health benefits.
The minimal effort is that you hold a yoga pose for 7 – 15 minutes or longer, while being fully supported by cushions. In most poses you lie on your back, belly or side. You are completely still in the pose, while you relax your body completely and you allow the mind to become calmer. This helps you to shift from an active “Fight-and-Flight” mode into a much calmer state because the parasympathetic nervous system is activated. The result is a slower heart rate and better blood flow to your internal organs. Almost like magic.
Most people who practice this type of yoga mention the following benefits:
- feeling calmer
- sleeping better
- less stress
- better digestion
- more energy the day after
- better immunity
- a sense of balance and a better mood
- a general sense of relaxation
Try it for free!
It is really amazing that this can all happen when you hold a yoga pose long with support of cushions. The beauty of this practice is that you can easily do it at home too. If you would like to give it a try for free, this Thurday 11 February at 18:00 Malta time I will guide an online Restorative class through Facebook. Just send me a message if you would like to join that class. I will send you further info.
If you cannot join, no worries, do a mini-session on your own and just flip your legs up the wall like in the picture below and stay there for 15 minutes. See how you feel afterwards! Enjoy your relaxation!