Similar to the way our Day Cream acts to rejuvenate your face, Restorative yoga works to heal the entire body. Taking traditional poses from other yoga styles – did you know there’s 8 major forms? – Restorative yoga minimizes body tension by adding props (blocks, bolsters and blackets) to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
Restorative yoga works really well as a compliment to other cardio-intensive activities – I go after getting my butt kicked at Pilates, or sometimes just to de-stress (not that it ever completely goes away!).
Other benefits include:
- Eliminates fatigue and daily stress
- Relaxes muscles
- Helps body recover from illness and injury
- Works to overcome emotional depression
- Activates autonomic nervous system
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