Restorative Yoga, unlike other types of yoga, includes the use of props. These props are used to help you maintain your balance and have better support, which helps you to hold poses for a longer amount of time.
You should be able to hold these poses for ten to twenty minutes, allowing your body to open up to more passive stretching.
Other than that, Restorative Yoga helps your body feel relaxed, letting you go through more strenuous workouts as a result.
Restorative Yoga classes are for those of you who are trying to overcome and conquer stress, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. This type of yoga can also help people who are recovering from an illness or injury.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga
Restorative Yoga offers many benefits, including:
1. Improve immunity.
One benefit from Restorative Yoga is that it improves your body’s immune system. It helps strengthens your body, giving it resilience to illnesses and infections.
Because Restorative Yoga can help you feel relaxed, it gives you better sleep, which is directly related (Harvard Health Publishing) to better antibodies to fight off viruses and bacteria.
This type of yoga can also help lower blood pressure and heart rates, along with the loosening up of joints and the easing up of the bones.
2. Tranquillity and euphoria.
Another benefit from Restorative Yoga is that you can give your whole body a good exercise.
This type of yoga involves full-body stretching, which can help your muscles to relax, causing an increase in blood flow which is healthy for your mind, heart, and body.
Stretching can also help you release endorphins, giving you a feeling of tranquillity and euphoria.
3. A healthier you.
The last benefit is that you’ll be able to live a healthier lifestyle.
By living a healthier lifestyle, you can prevent or easily manage diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart diseases, stroke, high blood pressure, and other illnesses.
How is a Restorative Yoga class conducted?
There are several types of poses in Restorative Yoga.
Among the most popular ones include the Supported Child’s Pose. As it supports your head and torso, your neck and lower back pain get relieved, and your ankles, thighs, and hips are gently stretched.
Another is the Extended Puppy Pose. This pose relieves symptoms of tension, chronic stress, and insomnia. It also strengthens the arms, upper back, and hips.
Next is the Supporting Bound Angle Pose. This helps stimulate abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys, strengthen the inner thighs, groins, and knees, etc.
Another is the Reclining Bound Angle. This helps in stimulating the heart and improves general circulation, along with relieving the symptoms of stress, mild depression, menstruation and menopause, etc.
The last example is the Supported Bridge. This pose allows your back to be extended while being gently supported.
Interested to try Restorative Yoga?
At Jal Yoga, a Restorative Yoga class takes only one hour. Anyone, from kids to elderly people, can do Restorative Yoga. Props such as mats, pillows, blankets, and others are already provided for you.
For those of you who really want to try doing Restorative Yoga or any other type, join Jal Yoga and try a session. Jal Yoga has experienced yoga teachers and top-class facilities that will help you relax your mind and stretch your body comfortably.
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