As the year-end approaches, the endless jobs are piling up and the kids are getting wired by the thought of the holidays and excesses of candy and presents. This thanks-giving why dont you take time to give thanks to yourself.
The most important part of Yoga is understanding yourself and your body, and being at peace with who you are, your limitations and your strenghtens.
We all too often put a heavy burden on ourselves and juggle so many balls that at this time of year we can feel as though all of them might come crashing down around us. This usually happens with an explosion of frustration at the nearest and dearest to you.
This is why its important to pause.... It doesnt have to be a long pause but just enough time to...... breathe.
When we are stressed our breath gives us away and causes us to be out of balance, making tasks harder and more challenging.
This holiday period take some time for yourself by either practicng some Alternative Nostril Breathing or attend one of our candlit Restorative Yoga classes in the Botanical Gardens
What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative yoga can be viewed as “active relaxation.” The student assumes the basic shapes of various yoga poses, modified to be totally supported with props (blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps). The result is a deep sense of relaxation, the antidote to chronic stress and its damaging effects.
Can anyone practice Restorative Yoga?
Yes, this is a very gentle practice. However, some health considerations (including pregnancy) may preclude the practice of certain poses. Of course, it is wise to seek your doctor’s advice if you are concerned about any specific health issues.
What should I wear? May I eat before class?
Wear clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move freely while keeping you warm. In general, try to have your last meal an hour before class to avoid any digestive or breathing discomfort.