Slip into a quiet practice. Restorative yoga is a passive practice utilizing breathing exercises, long held posture, and props to deeply rest tissues of the body, and calm the mind.Life can be overwhelming at times, and yoga is a great way to relieve the anxiety that can come from stressful situations. You’d be amazed to see the effects that controlling your breathing can have on your body and your overall wellbeing. Sometimes just having something else to focus on can be incredibly helpful. Boston University’s School of Medicine has been able to establish a link between yoga and mood improvements, adding to the growing evidence of yoga benefits on state of mind. Hit the mat and discover for yourself how yoga can help you to unwind and remove the clutter from a busy mind. Supported Restorative Forward Bends by Judith Hanson Lasater
1. Supported Restorative Forward Bends
Restorative yoga takes many forms and in this class Judith Hanson Lasater will guide you through supported forwards bends and meditation. These two elements make a perfect pairing because forward bends lead us naturally and intuitively towards a meditative state. As a result of this practice you'll feel more open and aligned back body.
2. Supported Restorative Backbends
This class is all about supported backbends. Bending forward is a large part of our daily routine. We lean forward and sit at the computer facing forward. These restorative poses, guided by Judith Hanson Lasater, will help undo the constant habit of this action to help you relieve tension and reduce pain. Backbends do not need to be strenuous or intense in order to feel the benefits. These poses are more about opening rather than stretching.
3. Basic Restorative Inversions
This practice will focus on two basic methods of restorative inversions. Inversions are poses in which your legs are higher than the heart and promote circulation, muscle recovery, and relaxation. Judith will first set you up in Legs up the Wall pose in which you will need two-three blankets, a yoga strap or belt, and eye pillow. The second basic restorative inversion is Legs on Chair in which you will need a chair with no arms and two blankets. Judith will be on hand to guide you through setting these poses up, easing you into the pose, and bringing you out after a period of relaxation.
4. Dragons Tutorial
This video will explain the Yin Yoga version of the Dragons, which are the Yin Yoga versions of the Lunge. You will be shown alternatives and options and will learn about contraindications for the pose.
5. Bananasana Tutorial
Bananasana it provides physiological and energetic benefits. This is an instruction guide on how to do the pose and it will provide alternative ways to do the move and still receive physical benefits.
6. A Guided Relaxation
Use this guided relaxation, or Yoga Nidra, after any yoga practice or on its own. It is important to relax the nervous system after yoga exercises. The nervous system needs to integrate the effects of the poses so you can reap all the benefits.
7. Restorative Yoga to Open Your Heart
Open your heart to find internal peace. This practice will guide you through a series of postures, meditations and breath work that are designed to powerfully and gently open the heart center. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, as she guides you to relax deeply, breathe fluidly, and let go in this Grokker Premium video. All Levels.
8. Restorative Yoga for Women
Women experience fatigue, hormonal shifts, and PMS symptoms. In this Grokker premium video you'll learn a restorative sequence to help soothe the body during this time of hormonal shifts. Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, will also give you the much needed opportunity to turn inward and listen to your body's wisdom. All Levels.
9. 30 Minutes to Unwind
Looking for a quick sequence to alleviate the body of stress and rejuvenate the mind? In this Grokker Premium video you will be guided through a short sequence to restore both the body and mind. Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, will guide you through two poses to shift into a more relaxed state that will help you to relax, rejuvenate, and open the heart and breath. All Levels.
10. Restorative Yoga to Lengthen the Spine
Matece shows you how to help you keep your spine flexible, agile, and create a space that will strengthen it's ability to feed take care of the body. In this Grokker premium video, she will help calm your mind in this soothing restorative pose by guiding your mind through a journey of forgiveness and understanding. If you felt encouraged and refreshed from this video, please explore Matece Skows collection called Restorative Yoga.