What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative yoga seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the support of blankets, bolsters, blocks and straps. Comfortable yoga poses are held long enough to invoke deep relaxation, which is healing to the nervous system, brain, mind and organ systems of the body.
Benefits include lowered blood pressure, improved immune function, digestion and fertility. In addition, restorative yoga is a powerful tool to reduce muscle tension and general fatigue, helping the body and mind restore vital energy levels. Regular practice makes the body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and helps to achieve optimal health.
Restorative yoga can also aid recovery from illness, injury or emotional depression and anxiety caused by traumatic events. Sessions stimulate the ‘parasympathetic nervous system’, otherwise known as the ‘rest and digest system’ (opposite to the ‘flight or fight system’). This in turn, encourages physical and emotional calm, helping to increase emotional resilience and positive thinking.
When and where are sessions provided?
Small group sessions are available at The Haven, 70a High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1AH, as follows:
First and Third Monday of every month
Morning class: 10.45am – 11.45am
Evening class: 19.15pm – 20.15pm
The first session is offered free of charge. Subsequent classes are £10 per session.
For further informatio please contact Emma Bacon: