Restorative yoga is most often passive – using comfortable blankets and props such as bolsters and cushions to support the body to aid total surrender and relaxation. As the muscles and spine release, the body and mind relax to promote healing and renewal… a total spirit cleanse. This form of Iyengar Yoga is at the forefront of therapeutic yoga styles.
It treats a wide variety of symptoms associated with back problems, auto-immune disorders plus heart and lung ailments among others. Restorative Yoga also has a very powerful impact on the mind due to the stillness and silence of the practice – the experience is considered to be like that of a contemplative prayer, using great focus to concentrate on what we are doing while we are doing it and to understand the subtlety of the body.