Restorative yoga mornings in Patcham

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.

Restorative yoga sessions won’t be all relaxing, there are also active posture work to prepare the body and warm it up, and 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.

 

 

 

 

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Responses

  1. These mornings are just great. Thoroughly recommend them!


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