RELAX & REVIVE YOGA SESSIONSLast Sunday of each month
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Nourish your body and mind with a Relax and Revive Yoga session. Denise Gaskell will guide you through a gentle restorative yoga practice to help you tune into your body and learn to let go. Harness the power of your breath to release tension and follow a guided meditation to relax the body and calm the mind. Do less and achieve more. Suitable for all levels.
Want to know what it’s like? Listen to a sample meditation below taken from a Moving Into Stillness Relax and Revive class:
Relax and Revive Meditation on the Breath
THE BENEFITS OF RESTORATIVE YOGA
The key to a restorative yoga practice is letting go. The aim is to relax and soften into the postures so that your body can learn to release its tensions and open up naturally. A restorative yoga practice can:
- Deeply relax the body
- Calm the mind
- Soothe the nervous system, relieving stress and anxiety
- Release muscular tension and improve mobility
- Increase self awareness and connection to your body
- Encourage introspection and clarity
- Help you recover from illness
USEFUL YOGA PROPS
To get the most out of a restorative style of yoga we use props to support the body when needed. This helps you to let go fully and relax more deeply, even if you are open and flexible in your body. Below is a list of props which would be helpful in a relax and revive yoga session:
- A couple of blankets
- A bolster, cushions or pillows to prop various parts of your body
- A belt, strap or scarf
- A yoga block or a couple of hardback books.
Don’t worry if you don’t have exactly what is on the list, you can improvise with whatever you do have.