What are the long lasting benefits of Restorative Yoga?
Healing within the body can only happen now. We live in a society where we feel guilty for being still, or if we take time to be still, we are usually doing something else. This prevents the body from properly resting if our attention is split onto many different things at once.
Restorative Yoga is a great way to feel supported in being still, when being still is not our natural go to.
Here is a list of things that Restorative Yoga helps with:
Restorative Yoga switches us from the sympathetic nervous system (fight, freeze, flight, fawn response) to the parasympathetic nervous system (rest, relax, and digest response) within 15 minutes.
Dissolves Muscle Tension
Increases awareness of fascia and connective tissue (the emotional membrane of the muscles)
Activates cerebro-spinal fluid which increases the flow of energy and information processed in the body.
Increases digestive functioning
Helps reduce bloat, acid reflux and digestive illnesses
Improves Sleeping Habits
Supports Emotional Awareness
Combats insomnia, restless sleep, and difficulty falling asleep by using one of the most powerful poses in yoga.
Supports Meditation Practice
Restorative yoga is a doorway into stillness for even the most restless person.
It Helps You Cope with Everyday Stress
75 minutes is equal to 4 hours of well rested SLEEP!
Creates feelings of warmth ,love and peace
Helps us get in touch with our inner loving parent and inner child
I hope this list inspires you to give Restorative Yoga a try! Feel free to check out my free online restorative yoga e-course -here-. You get to do it in your bed :D