There are so many benefits of restorative yoga but there are 3 benefits that we get really excited about! Dive in and check them out!
Restorative yoga helps to identify top tension spots in our body
It is easy to become stressed and tense and not even realize it. Before you know it you can experience headaches, stiffness and an overall feeling of malaise. With practice, restorative yoga can help you identify where you hold stress and tension and work to release it through things like various poses and breathing exercises.
Restorative yoga teaches us the ability to turn on our relaxation response
When we experience stress and tension, our bodies go into flight or fight mode. Staying in the flight or fight mode is taxing on our body – putting tension on our organs. Restorative yoga can help! When we are in a stressful situation, we can “turn on” a relaxation response, telling our body that we are in a safe place. Once the body is relaxed, it is able to heal itself, become creative, and productive. The ability to turn on our relaxation response when needed is critical to not only our brains and heart but also for functions like digestion, immunity, and long-term health.
Restorative yoga allows us to learn how to consciously relax our bodies
Restorative yoga is a collection of poses that require the body to hold a pose long term and in many cases doing so through the use of supports and bolsters. This type of yoga teaches the mind and body to identify what full relaxation feels like. Many describe this type of yoga as meditative. Calling on this type of yoga practice at any time can be incredibly healing and of course relaxing!
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