Restorative Yoga is a meditative practice that allows you to calm your mind, balance your nervous system and relax your body. Restorative Yoga helps us release chronic stress by cultivating “the art of doing nothing”. It’s the ultimate remedy for our stressful lifestyles.
This style of yoga is based on spontaneity and sweetness, using supports such as blankets, pillows, bricks, belts, sandbags, eye pads, chairs and sometimes even a wall, to induce the body and mind in a state of deep relaxation. The postures are maintained during up to 20 minutes so that why in just one hour of Restorative Yoga a practitioner might perform from 3 to 6 comfortable and supported postures.
Restorative Yoga offers us a method to calm the mind in a conscious way. But exactly what is Restorative Yoga? It is a very simple therapeutic style of yoga that aims at recovering energy and invites us to slow down our pace of life.
It does not foresee complex or difficult positions and the practice produces a relaxation deeply beneficial that calms the nervous system and brings balance to the body and mind.
The first teacher of this yoga style was B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the greatest masters of the twentieth century.
The positions regularly practiced are effective to combat daily stress but represent also a path towards self-awareness, intuition and spiritual growth.
The props used to keep the positions longer and effortlessly allow practitioners to let go of the muscles naturally during the execution of the asanas.
The result is a sequence of restful postures, the natural abandonment of muscle tension and stress, relaxation of the mind and the start of a natural process of physical and emotional self-regeneration.
The sequences repeated every day bring considerable benefits to the body and mind as the lowering pressure, improvements on hypertension and vascular diseases in general.
Emotionality also benefits thanks to the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.
In Ravi Marga Yoga we offer the Restorative yoga accompanied by the sound of musical instrument such as the Handpan, the Tibetan singing bowls, Crystal Quartz bowls, Gong and many others.