Restorative yoga is a specialized yoga in India for people with disabilities, chronic pain, fatigue, and autoimmune conditions made by a yogi called Iyengar.
Restorative yoga is staying in yoga poses with props, chairs, and pillows with blankets for 5_10 minutes.
Restorative yoga, the intention is to relax as far as possible into the postures, using as little physical effort as possible. The mind focuses on the breath in order to cultivate mindfulness and release tension from the body.
Restorative yoga classes tend to be relaxing and slow-paced, with a whole sequence using as few as five or six postures which are held for long periods of time. Props are also used often in order to allow the body to be in the most comfortable, supported position possible. This may include bolsters, blankets, blocks and belts. Gentle music may be played, and the practice may be combined with a guided meditation.
We only do 3-4 poses for an hour. while that seems quite long it actually goes quite fast. Having an anatomy experience I like to tell my students what is happening to their bodies while they are in poses. So what is being restored in the exact moment in time. I believe this has really helped my student to have a lot of knowledge and a lot of healing.
Restorative yoga stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows the heart rate, regulates the blood pressure and relaxes the body. As such, Restorative yoga is considered particularly beneficial for those suffering from anxiety, insomnia or headaches, as well as other stress-related conditions.
Restorative yoga is believed to boost the immune system and accelerate the body's natural healing process.
if you feel nervous about the poses I show you in these videos the only poses we do in my own class. It will be in very fast speed. But remember that every pose is around 10 minutes or longer. If you can't get on the floor it doesn't matter I have another video doing restorative yoga on the chairs.