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Restorative Yoga, Is it for you?

8 July 2015 2,183 views One Comment

What is Restorative Yoga?

As a licensed massage therapist and fitness/Yoga instructor for the past 13 years, time after time, experience shows that many chronic aches and pains are caused by daily habits that constantly force us to look down, bend forward or sink in the mid section. Therefore, each Restorative Yoga class focuses on strengthening the core and opening up the front of the body specifically the heart, shoulders and rib cage. I like to say: “It’s like peeling off old layers of shrink-wrap. Ultimately, releasing stress and clearing out stagnant energy that no longer serves us.”

Each of my Restorative and/or Gentle Flow classes focus on different muscles and joints so the format is ever changing. However, the intention always remains the same; “ Relax and clear the mind through deep, belly breathing while slowly stretching out tired, over used muscles.” This form of movement not only helps reduce stress it is beneficial to those recovering from minor injuries and/or surgeries, for people with adult on-set Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, chronic low back pain or Sciatica.   These are just a few of the common disorders that greatly benefit from practicing Restorative Yoga regularly.

Slowly lengthen tired, overused muscles.

Slowly lengthening tired, overused muscles.

 

“It’s a lifestyle, not a diet.”

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  • Anonymous said:

    Thanks you so much for the sound advice. Be grateful, be compassionate, be nice and always travel in the direction of the better YOU.

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