Never heard of restorative yoga? Oh…you’ve been missing out. It’s a wonderfully restful, restorative (hence the name), and relaxing form of yoga. Each pose is held for 10-15 minutes allowing the body to access each pose more fully. The poses are fully supported with all sorts of yoga props, so that the body is completely supported, as well. Needless to say, it’s a very passive form of yoga. I find restorative yoga to be ideal for most people recovering from an injury; athletes in recovery or augmenting their training program (especially just before a race); and–really–anyone that simply wants to slow down and let the poses do the work.
Remember the pose I discussed yesterday? Legs up the Wall? It’s one of many lovely restorative poses.
I’ve taught restorative yoga for the past 2 years. First at Rise Yoga (thank you, Ann) and currently at Capital Athletic Club. I’m so excited to announce that beginning April 5th, I’ll be teaching 2 restorative classes a month at RiverSong Meditation in Sacramento! I’ll be teaching the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 7:00pm until 8:30pm.
There will be lots of quiet. Lots of props. Lots of time to be still and rest. (And lots of instruction and help if you’re new to restorative yoga.) I would love for you to join me!
For more information, please visit my yoga page or leave a comment here.