Atlanta Restorative Yoga at Yoga Box
Whether you call it restorative yoga or recovery yoga, this practice is focused on slowing down and aiding the body in repairing itself through meaningful, passive stretches. Postures are held for long durations – from two to five minutes – to allow your muscles to relax. Connective tissues that are tight and tense are targeted while the mind relaxes and resets during meditation.
Classes for Restorative Yoga in Decatur
These classes at Yoga Box begin by meditating for five minutes to draw your mind into your practice. 50-55 minutes of grounded, focused postures follow and again, these postures are held for between two and five minutes. The ultimate goal of this type of practice is complete mental, emotional, and physical relaxation. Props are commonly used during classes to support your body as restoration takes hold.
The Benefits of Restorative Yoga
Postures during this type of yoga practice are resting poses; these are designed to condition our bodies and to cultivate relaxation skills without pain or strain. It’s ideal for those who are recovering from injury or illness but in fact, it’s ideal for anyone of any skill or fitness level. It’s a great choice for those who are just beginning their yoga practice, as well as advanced yogis who want to balance their hectic lives and balance their health inside and outside of the yoga studio.
The benefits of restorative yoga include
- Soothing the parasympathetic nervous system
- Reducing chronic pain
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Encouraging bodily repair
- Improving sleep
- Enhancing mood and balancing emotions
The focus here is not on intense cardio or strengthening, but on releasing. The goal is to promote healing simply by being still. Students achieve healing by releasing tension and stimulating the organs by holding supportive poses designed for comfort.
Try three free yoga classes in Atlanta by signing up with Yoga Box today and get started on your way to a healthier, happier you!