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Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga provides healing for the body and the mind. It is especially useful for eliminating fatigue and stress that result from your daily activities. It can also help you recover from illness and injury or overcome emotional stress and anxiety that are caused by traumatic life events.

Restorative classes are usually very relaxing and involve the use of props to support the body so that one can hold poses for longer, allowing to open your body through passive stretching. It is a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open and refreshed.
The postures are usually adapted from lying down or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining. While some restorative yoga poses are beneficial to the entire body, others target specific parts of the body, such as the neck, shoulders, hips and lungs.
It is known that restorative yoga can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which enables the regular nervous system to be at rest, and the body and mind will become more relaxed. Constant practice of restorative yoga will make your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and help you achieve optimal health.

Walk-In: $17.50
Package of 5 Classes: $75 ($15/each)
Package of 10 Classes: $130 ($13/each)

What Meditation & Yoga Can do for You

Stress Relief: Meditation reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, Meditation helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.

Pain Relief: Meditation can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing meditation or a combination of Yoga and Meditation, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain and other chronic conditions.

Better Breathing: Meditation teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.

Flexibility: Meditation also helps to improve body alignment resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems.

Increased Strength: Meditation provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.

Weight Management: Meditation can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by reducing stress. Meditation may also encourage healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well being and self esteem.

Improved Circulation: Meditation and the stretching exercises helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various stretching, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.

Cardiovascular Conditioning: Meditation can provide cardio-vascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during breathing and stretching exercise.

Focus On The Present: Meditation helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.

Inner Peace: The pondering aspects of Meditation help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in their lives. Many who begin to practice for other reasons have reported this to be a key reason that Meditation has become an essential part of their daily lives.