Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga
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As someone with chronic fatigue I know the importance of allowing undisturbed, full rest. Most people hear the word rest and they think of sleep, but what we mean by rest is allowing the body and the mind to have complete time out, to be nourished, nurtured and supported through gentle movement and grounding practices for the mind Ioffer these 3 beautiful practices to help welcome in rest. These three styles are perfect for someone who is struggling with stress, depression and anxiety.
Yin Yoga: Yin yoga is a relaxing and grounding form of yoga which consists of slow and sustained stretching that accesses the deeper tissues of the body. Originating from TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) We will explore holding postures for several minutes, all are incredibly gentle but require some work to find your ‘edge’ and will help the body unwind and prepare for rest. All postures are close to the ground and can reverse chronic patterns of tension lodged within the body's tissues. It brings balance to the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana in the body alongside releasing your fascia to improve flexibility and joint mobility.
Restorative Yoga: Unlike Yin where we have ‘an edge’ meaning we are engaging the body whilst relaxing, in the restorative postures we will completely relax the body, holding no edge or focus, just welcoming in rest and complete melting and letting go of the body and mind.
Yoga Nidra: Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage , typically induced by a guided meditation. There is evidence that yoga nidra helps relieve stress, and 45 minutes of nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of deep sleep. We will practice our Yoga nidra in shavasana or any restorative posture that suits your body. Nothing is required of you but to just be.