By Gopi Rao
Restorative Yoga is a wonderful tool for transforming emotional energy. If you live in a chronic state of stress, different systems in the body begin to weaken. For instance, you may experience exhaustion, poor digestion, a lowered immune system, and heart problems. Gradually you will find that you have developed an assortment of minor health problems, which in turn may develop into much more profound health problems over time.
Restorative Yoga is a wonderful tool to address the underlying thoughts and emotions that are causing so much stress, depression, grief, anger, and anxiety. The practice of restorative Yoga will then help you to slowly and gently unwind and release these toxic emotions from both your body and mind.
Long-held negative emotions, including stress, contribute to a variety of diseases including high blood pressure, heart attacks, cancer, headaches, insomnia, lowered immunity, muscular tension, depression and backaches, amongst other disorders. It is not healthy to constantly have your body live in a perpetual state of flight-or-fight.
This adrenaline-based emotional state is very taxing to the body and prevents your body from attending to daily maintenance needs. Instead, your body feels like it is in a constant battle for survival. Restorative Yoga helps your body to idle at a slower pace and focus more on thriving rather than crisis and survival.
Restorative Yoga is quite beneficial if you are interested in healing your body and mind while attending a Yoga class. It is a great energy and emotional booster just to practice Yoga with other practitioners in a beautiful and serene environment. In a restorative Yoga class, you will be able to completely relax with lots of blankets, blocks, and pillows to position and support your body, while you release deeply-held tension and stress.
This form of Yoga is particularly effective at activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which in turn helps to stimulate the immune system, lower your heart rate and blood pressure and balance your endocrine system. You will also learn to breathe deeply and fully in order to flood your body with vital oxygen.
Restorative Yoga is a great tool for transforming emotional energy. As you begin to relax in the supported postures, both your body and mind will begin to release their tight grip on your emotional state. As a result of this unwinding, you will feel much more relaxed, able to focus, and have a greater amount of energy. Over time, restorative Yoga can help you to re-establish health and balance in your life through the practice of asanas, meditation, satsang, proper breathing and an awareness of the balance between activity and rest.
Aura has a reasonably priced Restorative Yoga teacher training course.
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