Spend 2 hours literally restoring your nervous system. Ideal for exhaustion, burnout, adrenal fatigue, and general world-weariness. The subtle power of this beautiful, gentle work is life-changing.
Restorative Yoga is a clever manipulation of the nervous system - leading to deep relaxation, when all the organ systems of the body are benefited. A few of the measurable physical results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, insomnia, adrenal and general fatigue; improved immune function, digestion, fertility, elimination, and an increase of the "good cholesterol" levels.
The emotional benefits are way beyond measure. It is decadent, radical self-care.
Restorative Yoga is a chance to minimise our habitual tendency to go stronger, harder, faster, more… and to in fact actively and intentionally become STILL.
When given the chance to emerge, our inborn relaxation response (or Parasympathetic Nervous System or PNS) provides a soothing, healing effect on the body, mind and spirit.
People heal because we take the metaphoric weight from the body, allowing it to find balance/homeostasis. Beyond Doctors and medication - the body knows how to heal itself. The nervous system needs nurturing. The Restorative practice is just the strategy to hold space for your inner healer (PNS) to become dominant, and allow the body to do what it wants to do.
There’s no DOING, in Restorative Yoga. It incorporates extensive use of Yoga props (bolsters, blankets, blocks etc) - so we literally support, cushion, wrap and/or cradle the body; we cover you up and leave you in stillness for several minutes, or when you feel the pose has done it’s work. We’re looking for that point where the physical body can completely relax, which tips us into PNS dominance - bringing feelings of DEEP relaxation, and facilitating healing on deeper levels - including stress and emotions.
This workshop is highly recommended for all bodies, regardless of previous Yoga experience.
Led by Mitch (Michelle) Gibson.
(certified Advanced Relax & Renew teacher with Judith Hanson Lasater | trained with Roger Cole | assisted Lizzie Lasater 2018 tour)
Date(s):Sunday, 29 September 2019
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Venue:Yogabowl (upstairs) @ Lane Cove Tennis Club.