Restorative Yoga › Gabriella Espinosa
Restorative yoga allows the body to experience deep relaxation through a series of long, passive stretches that are fully supported by props so that the body does not feel any tension at all. Restorative yoga is a lovely way to to begin releasing habitual long-held tension, calm the nervous system and promote relaxation. It is a floor-based practice which helps us to slow down, rest and find stillness, and whilst restorative yoga is not physically demanding, it can be challenging to stay in long holds with few distractions and fully follow the movement of the breath in and out. If you enjoy restorative yoga, you may also like yin yoga, meditation and yoga nidra.
Yoga for Restful Sleep
This peaceful, calming yoga class for sleep relaxes both body the mind with restorative yoga postures to ease tension. Try this class before bed to invite a restful state before drifting off peacefully into a deep sleep. Research has highlighted how important sleep is for cognitive health and longevity; it helps our body repair and heal, our nervous system to recharge and our mind to reset by letting go of the day’s concerns. You will need a bolster, eye pillow and a blanket.
Restorative Yoga for Gut Health: Find Calm
Taking a moment in our busy lives to find calm and be present with ourselves is so important for overall health and wellbeing. In this calming and restorative class Gabriella guides us through a self-massage and breath practice to help relax the abdominal area and deepen our ability to listen to our bodies. Props: one bolster, two blankets and one block