Restorative Yoga: Why You Should Try It

It’s no mystery that yoga has incredible health benefits for the body, but when life gets hectic and our minds are overwhelmed, it sometimes feels like we just need to take a breath. While yoga helps clear the mind at times, normal yoga exercises can overstimulate your mind. Taking the time and practicing restorative yoga can help balance our busy lifestyles and heal stress-related emotional and physical issues. 

In a restorative yoga class, props like bolsters, blankets, and blocks are used to help maintain a certain pose for up to 10 minutes. Holding these poses for long periods of time helps our bodies relax and forget those emotions that have been bottled up all day. 

Roses Poses offers incredible restorative yoga classes in South Florida and wants to help you feel the amazing benefits it offers. 

Benefits of Restorative Yoga

The amazing quality of restorative yoga is you don’t use or strain any of your muscles. There is a common misconception that the only way to increase flexibility is by ‘working’ our muscles. This is false. Allowing your muscles to soften and relax makes them much stronger through dynamic asana practice.

This happens due to the approach that is taken. During a typical restorative yoga session, you will stretch but you’re also encouraged to relax with the props used to release tension and focus on breathing. By doing this, we activate the parasympathetic process (responsible for the rest/digest process), which helps us deal with that feeling of “overload” that we can often find ourselves in. 

Allowing our bodies to become “softer” allows us to then create a space where we can get in touch with ourselves and the understanding of others around us.

Some other benefits you can expect from restorative yoga include:

  • Relaxation of the body
  • Stills a busy mind
  • Releases muscle tension 
  • Improves capacity for healing and balancing
  • Balances the nervous system
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self.

Enter Deep Relaxation

Restorative yoga can help you access a sense of deep relaxation that you may have never experienced before. Everyone should give it a try at least once, you may be surprised by the sensation you feel.

Roses Poses offers weekly classes that are open to anyone that wants to try it. The incredible yoga studio that Roses Poses provides will make it easy to relax and become a stronger person. If you’re interested in restorative yoga, visit our studio today or call us at (561) 408-3350 if you have any questions.