Restorative Yoga is a Beautiful Practice – have you tried it?

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:

IMG_2169In a pinch you can practice one Restorative pose for 5 to 10 minutes and shift your mood.

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.