Monthly Restorative yoga by candle light with Nicki Hutchinson

De-Stress & Nourish with Restorative Yoga Sessions: Restorative yoga is a gentle form of yoga that uses props to encourage a deep state of relaxation. Support to the body is created using various props, such as bolsters and bricks, blocks, sandbags and blankets, encouraging the body to let go. In this way, using gravity helps to release tension from muscles and ligaments without strain.

Judith Lasater says ” Restorative poses are poses of being rather than doing “.

Restorative yoga helps relieve the effects of chronic stress and help to promote balance and enhanced well-being. The practice does this by tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and digest branch of the nervous system), allowing one to benefit from dwelling in a nourishing and nurturing place for both the body and the mind. In this way you can be more spacious and receptive. There’s no goal of stretching or strengthening. You’re exploring what happens when you slowly release your habitual way of holding—what are you left with?