Relax and rejuvenate – especially when you don’t have time for it!
Updated: Aug 8, 2019
I didn’t get why we needed restorative yoga when I first experienced it many years ago. I thought it was not effective and not productive at all. (Who has 10 mins to lay in one pose when you are not feeling anything?)
After years of practicing and teaching this beautiful form of yoga, now I get it. I’ve grown to see how important it is to take some time to practice restorative yoga. Simply because we all have so much stress in the physical body, on our mind, and even emotionally. Restorative is the perfect way to intentionally create that space to relax and rejuvenate.
Let me ask you this: When was the last time you gave yourself some time and space to intentionally destress?
Too busy? Too much to plan, to do, to worry about?
You probably already know that when you don't have that time to do anything for yourself, that’s when you need - and should make time to care for YOU so you can recenter.
Whether we are aware or not, there’s so much stress stored in our physical bodies simply by being a human. We don’t often “have the time” or awareness to release it. Overtime, tension builds up and shows up in our bodies and minds, and dis-ease starts to manifest. As we all know by now, stress is one of the main causes of illness, mentally or physically. That’s why it’s so important to take some time to practice restorative yoga, especially when we are too busy, too stressed out, “don’t have the time” for it. That’s when we need it the most.
Restorative yoga is a gentle practice designed to help release stress. We use props to support and align the body in a way that each shape becomes effortless. By finding stillness in these shape, we naturally release any tension the physical body is hold on to, and allow the mind to drop into a meditative state.
This practice is accessible to anyone who’s interested in relaxing their bodies and calming their busy mind through supported poses over a long duration. It gives you the time and space to release stress, rest deeply and revitalize. Anyone can benefit from this gentle and passive practice physically, mentally, spiritually and energetically regardless of age, experience level in yoga or fitness level.
Give yourself the deepest self-love that you know you deserve, allow yourself to release some tension and create space for your own mind, body, soul through nourishing and supported poses. When you’re feeling nourished and grounded, you will naturally show up fully to serve others.
Are you ready to intentionally destress? Put away your phone, the never-ending to-do list (it’s not going anywhere!), and let go of your worries for now. Create that space to relax and rejuvenate. Start to develop an intimate relationship with YOU and restore yourself through restorative yoga.