Why Restorative Yoga?
There are countless studies referring to the rising numbers of people who suffer from issues related to stress. In modern everyday life, many of us tend to be bombarded by stimuli and operating in a state of “fight-or-flight,” aka stress-response. This response is part of the autonomic nervous system and helps us in certain situations such as recognizing danger, giving us strength in emergency circumstances, and getting tasks done. It is common to be living in a state of stress-overload and for this response to be overactive. It can affect overall health, including heart rate, blood pressure, reproduction, sexual function, job and athletic performance, digestion, elimination, energy level, and sense of self.
Restorative Yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which governs the “rest and digest” response or conserve and restore mode. The PNS calms the mind and body, slows heart rate, reduces blood pressure, stimulates GI secretions, and aids the anti-inflammatory response, digestion, and sexual function, to name a few. Restorative Yoga can play an important role in reducing stress, alleviating pain, deepening awareness, resting deeply, boosting the immune system, and cultivating mental focus and overall health. Learn more and build your "relaxation response" at our monthly Restorative Workshops.
Yoga for Backcare Beginners & Scoliosis: 2-Part Workshop. Sundays 11/29 & 12/6 ~ 5-7pm
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Relax & Restore ~ Restorative Yoga Workshop. Sunday, November 29th, 3:30-4:45pm.