Posted by: assuntina | January 29, 2010

restorative yoga in Patcham

Restorative yoga mornings for 2010

These are predominantly restorative yoga sessions during which you will be given the chance to relax deeply using props and supports for your body. 

Restorative yoga is absolutely lovely and delicious, and  once you’ve experienced a class you will want to come back again and again for more.  If you find relaxing difficult then this is for you, and if you love to relax then this is also for you.  Most of all if you think relaxing involves tv and alcohol or chocolate this is definitely for you! 

Yoga relaxation is a real art and not what we normally associate as relaxing i.e. vegging  out in front of the telly (which I’m all for by the way) and what is does most helpfully is evoke the Relaxation Response and a state of deep rest, to counteract  the negative effects of stress and the ‘fight or flight’ response.

Unfortunately most of us are worn out because our bodies are constantly in a state of stress: all the running around we do, jobs, families, social lives and so so many choices putting us under a lot of pressure.  Or maybe I’m just speaking for myself but I don’t think so.

The relaxation response brings your system back into balance: deepening your breathing, reducing stress hormones, slowing down your heart rate and blood pressure, and relaxing your muscles.

In addition to its calming physical effects, research shows that the relaxation response also increases energy and focus, combats illness, relieves aches and pains, heightens problem-solving abilities, and boosts motivation and productivity. Best of all – with a little practice – anyone can reap these benefits.

But it won’t be all relaxing, we will also be doing some active posture work to prepare the body and warm it up, and there will be some meditation thrown in.  All in all, as one student once said, you’ll feel like you’ve been on a week’s holiday afterwards. If you’ve been coming regularly, or just tried it once and loved it, please give us a comment about it.

 The sessions are suitable for anyone of any ability including total beginners.  Here are the details:

Venue: Patcham Community Centre, Ladies Mile Road, BN1.

Times:  10am-1pm.

Cost: £15 for one session booked and paid for at a time; £14 each for two sessions booked and paid for at a time; £13 each for a three or more sessions booked and paid for at a time.

The mornings fill up fast and there are limited spaces so get in as soon as possible.

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