Seasons greetings and I hope you are all having a lovely break. To help you along the holiday period I have uploaded a relaxation sequence on the Sequences page. The poses on this sheet are all restorative, which means they are often supported by blocks, blankets, bolsters, and other props, designed to maximise comfort and allow you, the practitioner to fully let go. The poses are typically held longer—about 5 to 20 minutes. They are also arranged with the head below or near the same level as the heart, which helps to stimulate reflexes that quieten the brain and heart.
The benefits of restorative yoga have been shown to help cancer patients fight depression and fatigue, and is better than sleep for releasing tense muscles and relieving joint aches. The mind also benefits as a session can quickly calm the mind and it teaches us the conscious control of relaxation. When the body is deeply relaxed the nervous system is balanced and we gain a better perspective on ourselves and our daily interactions and encounters.
Why not try a restorative sequence in your home practice once a week to see the benefits for yourself.
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I am Adrienne Bagnall -Iyengar yoga teacher, therapist , movement teacher and energy worker. Hope you enjoy my website and blog.