Unwind your body and relax your mind from the the tensions of everyday stress. In this class, we will focus on practices that support relaxation through different strategies: Meditation, Mudra (hand positions), Pranayama (breath awareness), Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (meditative sleep).
A special feature of this class is Yin yoga, a style of yoga which focuses on stretching the deep connective tissue in the joints. Each pose will be held for approximately 4-5 minutes, enhancing a greater range of motion because of the lengthening of the connective tissue and increased circulation in the joints.
Restorative poses are an important part of any long-term yoga practice: they heal the effects of stress, recharge our energy reserves, and bring our nervous systems into a more balanced state. Restorative yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters and straps are used to support the body which allows muscles to fully relax, the mind to quiet, and the spirit to experience peace and restoration.
The class will end with a short Yoga Nidra or relaxation session, built around facilitating deep relaxation and rest through guided meditation while lying in a reclined restorative position. By the end of each class, you will feel relaxed, refreshed, and renewed.