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.Through meditative yoga, you can learn to turn off the noise inside your head and focus on your breathing, an incredibly calming activity. John Denninger, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, has been leading a study on the link between yoga and the reduction of stress and disease on the body. Denninger says that "the kinds of things that happen when you meditate do have effects throughout the body, not just in the brain.” Meditative yoga helps you inject the silence you never knew you needed into your otherwise busy life. Just try not to fall asleep in Shavasana pose (easier said than done!). 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. Workplace Wellness: Ease Neck, Shoulder, and Wrist Pain
Been sitting all day and starting to feel the effects? Take a few minutes from the comfort of your chair to join Grokker expert, Christina Robohm, as she guides you through a series of quick, seated stretches designed to ease neck, shoulder and wrist pain. Whether you rarely work out or are a seasoned athlete, you'll reap the benefits of these time-efficient stretches.
4. Restorative Savasana
In a culture focused around doing more, having more, and getting more, it is crucial to learn and practice simple techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety. Savasana, or basic relaxation pose, is one of the most important and ancient poses in yoga. Join the amazing Judith Hanson Lasater and dedicate just 30-minutes of your day to savasana and learning how to just be. This class will leave you feeling rejuvenated, de-stressed and mentally clear.