What is Restorative Yoga ?
Today, the need for restorative yoga couldn’t be greater. Sometimes in life we need to take a step back and relax our bodies and minds. During the practice of restorative Yoga we learn the art of resting with awareness by supporting the body so you can hold poses for longer, allowing the body to open through a series of passive stretching.
When we rest with awareness we notice areas of tension that we were unaware of and as a consequence all the organ systems of the body are benefited. A few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue and also depression.
Restorative Yoga class movements will be gentle, settling into seated poses for a prolonged amount of time with the support of numerous props to ensure you are stable and comfortable. A still body does not mean a quiet mind, the real yoga comes when the mind reflects the pose, allowing yourself to cultivate inner peace.
Private 1 or 2 Hour Restorative Yoga
For those wishing to deeply unwind in the comfort of their own homes, Katie offers a 1 or 2 hour restorative yoga class to really feel the underlying benefits of unwinding and resting with full awareness. The 2-hour restorative class also includes a lavender infused head and foot massage.
Katie has completed an additional extensive training in teaching Restorative Yoga.
Yoga Guernsey , Yoga in Guernsey Yoga and Restorative Yoga Guernsey are specialist subjects of Katie Brocks YogaElements programme in Guernsey , Channel Islands.