An age ago a very wise friend gifted me with the book Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater. Since then Restorative Yoga has been a regular part of my varied yoga practices and particularly useful when I am feeling overwhelmed by stress or exhaustion. I find that I am drawn to this style of Yoga in the winter months – it feels right on a cold and blustery days to indulge in a form a practice that requires a heap of blankets.
Out beyond the idea of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field, I will meet you there.
~ the ever dreamy Rumi
Here are some things I love about Restorative Yoga:
Wrapped in blankets, supported by props, breathing deep.
No technology, just you, your breath, and the practice.
It is effective, quieting, nurturing, and simple.
The Restorative Yoga practice I offer at Quiet Winds, like all of my offerings, is a layering of healing arts. My intention behind this methodology is to create a deeply relaxing experience where my students have the opportunity to rest and restore themselves. As a teacher I am often shocked by the level of stress that my students bear on a regular basis both personally and professionally – I love to help my students unwind from their world and become deeply relaxed.