Restorative Yoga brings you into a deep healing relaxation. It calms the nervous system and heals the negative results of (chronic) stress in body and mind.
The postures are seated or lying down and are held for a longer period of time (5 – 10 minutes or longer). While the body is fully supported with bolsters, cushions, blankets, and blocks.
Being supported everywhere creates the effect of being weightless. It slows down your breathing, brings your sensory perception at rest and lets you sink deeply into yourself. All of this gives you the experience of a much deeper relaxation than what you are used to or what you think is possible.
Yin & Restorative Yoga
Restorative Yoga is a form of Yin Yoga, but with a very different style and goal.
Both ways of yoga have in common that they are more gentle and passive and focussed on healing. That the poses are held for a longer period of time and that it brings you deeper into the body.
The difference between both forms of yoga is:
- In Yin Yoga you consciously move to the edge of your comfort zone and stay in stretching and or compression. This might even be slightly (but doable) uncomfortable. You could say it is just a bit more of an active relaxation and meditation/mindfulness practice while being in a yoga pose.
- In Restorative Yoga you consciously use so much support that there is no stretching or compression left anywhere. And this full support enables your body to experience being carried and becoming weightless. And let go and relax.
Both forms have their specific value in itself. But they also perfectly combine together. Both supporting and deepening each other.
Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshops
New! Yin Restorative Yoga Workshop with the Seasons of the year.
Every season of the year is connected with a specific Element (out of the 5 elements of TCM) and a specific meridian/organ pair. In these workshops we will deeper into this. And you will learn how to keep yourself healthy and in balance with specific Yin and Restorative Yoga postures, breathing, directing the subtle energy, meditations and self-inquiry.
Each workshop is a theme in itself and can be attended separately.
New workshops will be planned after summer of 2020.
For more information and registration see Agenda.