Restorative yoga

Your guide to our Restorative yoga class

Our Restorative yoga classes in Clapham provide a strong emphasis on rest and deep relaxation. In this class the body will supported with props (bolsters, blocks, blankets) to find the most nurturing variations of postures. When practiced regularly, restorative yoga can help in the relief of fatigue and chronic stress. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a complete beginner, this style of yoga will revive and restore your body, bringing a deeper awareness to your mind/body experience.

The antidote to stress is relaxation. To relax is to rest deeply. Relaxation is a state in which there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. In this class the body will be put in nurturing yoga postures, with the aid of props in which to support the body. When practiced regularly they will help you to relieve the effects of fatigue to chronic stress.

Restorative poses are poses of being rather than doing. Each restorative sequence is designed to move the spine in all directions. These movements illustrate the age-old wisdom of yoga that a healthy spine enhances well- being. A restorative sequence will include backbends, forward bends, twists and inversions. This can be as simple as putting your legs on a bolster but the effects are quite dramatic. By changing the relationship of the legs to gravity, fluids that accumulate in the lower extremities due to sitting and standing all day are returned to the upper body, and heart function is enhanced.

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