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.  

Health Benefits 

strengthens the immune system.

Great for motor skills and reduces brain fog.

weight loss. Eats cortisol stress hormone which is fat around the stomach.

reduces depression and anxiety. with a release of oxytocin and endorphins. 

Lowers blood pressure. 

Reduces nerve pain.

Restores and calms the heart.

Helps you to look younger and age gracefully with a glow.

Reduces inflammation

Restore and grows new cells.

Helps you to feel good and positive about life.

Deep muscles support the spine and bone cells start to restore. 

CalmsIBS, Acid Reflux, calms indigestion, releases wind, Gets rid of bloatedness.

Reduces swelling and fluid. 

Strengthens muscles closer to your bones.  

History of restorative yoga. 

The Guru founder of restorative yoga.
Iyengar's home town, Bellur, was in the grip of the influenza pandemic at the time of his birth, and an attack of that disease left the young boy sickly and weak for many years. Throughout his childhood, he struggled with malariatuberculosistyphoid fever, and general malnutrition. "My arms were thin, my legs were spindly, and my stomach protruded in an ungainly manner," he wrote. "My head used to hang down, and I had to lift it with great effort."
Summers mentor the second lineage.
Judith Lasater gained her bachelor's degree in physical therapy, and a doctorate in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.[4] In 1970, while still a student, she developed arthritis and, feeling debilitated, began yoga at the YMCA in Austin, Texas. She stated that she instantly felt better, and has not suffered from arthritis since then.
Summers the third lineage.
Summer has a distinction diploma in meditation teacher training. She also has a yoga teacher 500hr. Most importantly she as a qualification in teaching people that have Autoimmune conditions, Disabilities, Autism and Learning difficulties. Also, summer has been taught a lot from mentor Judith in specialised restorative yoga teacher training.  Summer has Lupus and nerve damage. She has a disabled daughter with learning difficulties so that's where the passion came from. Summer also has done nursing in a nursing home for 12 years. Which manual handling experience and lots of first aid. Summer is currently studying to be a paramedic. 

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