Rest & Restorative Yoga Practise

Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra

How often do you allow your body to truly rest deeply?

To switch off from agendas, work, your family, technology and all the external stimulations?

So many of us suffer with anxiety, stress and fatigue on a daily basis due to our go go western lifestyles, our lack of rest and ability to really feel and connect with ourselves.

Luckily if we allow ourselves to make regular space and time to switch off, stop, recharge and deeply rest our nervous system will re-learn to manage and control our sensations, emotions and thoughts. Reducing our stress levels, overwhelm, anxiety and fatigue.

Benefits of restorative practices:
* Slows down the pace of life
* Calms the nervous system
* Encourages mindfulness
* Heals emotional pain
* Cultivates heightened body awareness
* Strengthens acceptance and detachment
* Helps you feel safe and nurtured
* Find out where you hold your stress
* Assists in weight lose (yes less movement is more)
* Boost your immune system
* Quiets the mind

Restorative yoga and yoga nidra really assisted me to during my chronic fatigue and lyme’s journey and I now do almost daily to “maintain” my wellbeing, to manage my own anxiety, racing mind, to raise my energy levels and to take time to stop and connect with myself.

This class will include:
* Reflection + Intention sharing circle before each class
* Restorative yin yoga + deep breathing
* Lying yoga nidra meditation

Details of restorative yoga and yoga nidra are below. You do not need to be flexible or have done yoga before to join this class.

Restorative yoga is a kind of active relaxation, assist us to learn how to unwind, relax, de-stress and reboot and restore the nervous system.

It promotes internal restoration and healing. A restorative yoga typically involves being completely supported by props, blocks and blankets that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5-10 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends.

Yoga Nidra is an ancient sleep-based meditation technique that has the power to take you to the innermost, deepest levels of relaxation where your whole body and being is permeated by peace of mind and profound stillness. It unlocks the mystical, integrative powers of the subconscious, as well as your higher centres of consciousness, to effortlessly erase your most tenacious, self-destructive habits and behaviour patterns. It is said by yogis that Yoga Nidra is as restorative as three hours of sleep.

Time: 10am to 12pm
Date: Sunday 30th June 2019
Location: Tofu for Dolphins, 470 Victoria Street North Melbourne VIC 3051

Only 10 places available so bookings are essential.