Restorative Yoga is a meditative practice that allows you to calm the mind, balance the nervous system and relax the body. Restorative Yoga helps us to release chronic stress by cultivating “the art of doing nothing”. It is an excellent 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 premise is that the support allows the body to release naturally, letting go of deeply rooted muscle tension and stress. This then recalls a state of healing, rest and renewal.
This style of yoga is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. It is appropriate for anyone, at any age or stage of life, or in any physical condition. It is a perfect practice for beginners in yoga, but also for the most active yoga practitioners.
The practice of Restorative Yoga in full awareness creates emotional well-being and helps increase your immunity. Those who have experienced restorative yoga against anxiety and depression have in fact felt emotionally stronger and more resistant. Many people say that the practice of restorative yoga allowed them to significantly improve their sleep.
Breathing exercises, full awareness, and various postures have a stronger influence on emotional healing than mental (mindfulness or meditation) or physical (dynamic yoga) practices. Combining the meditative practices of yoga with the native wisdom of the body makes our work more complete and reinforces its benefits.
Jen has been involved in the world of healing and personal development since 2001, and teaching others since 2008. She teaches and trains within the lineage of Krishnamacharya, and her philosophy is that we all are one, and we are on the path of life, together. Jen believes we all hold the tools within to heal ourselves, and serve others. She uses various techniques to teach others how to uncover and reveal their true nature of happiness and peace. These techniques include the Eight limbs of Yoga [which include Meditation, Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative asana styles], Mindfulness, Ayurveda, Reiki, and Aromatherapy.