By TNT Bureau
May 11, 2017: We all need to relieve the constant pressure and stress we go through in our daily lives. Restorative yoga gives a healing experience, and provides physical and mental balance. Restorative yoga consists of five to six poses, which includes twists, backbends and forward folds.
What is Restorative yoga?
Restorative yoga can help to make you calm and quiet. It relies on the use of props like pillows, blocks and straps to support the body in a comfortable and long stretch.
Restorative yoga is beneficial for people who have a hectic life and helps them to slow down the process. Its asanas helps one to connect with his/her mind and body and also aids to focus on the breath.
How to practice Restorative yoga?
There are are five poses of restorative yoga:
- Legs-up-the-wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
- Corpse Pose (Savasana or Mrtasana)
- Child’s Pose (Balasana)
- Reclining Hero Pose (Supta Virasana)
- Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
What are the benefits of Restorative yoga?
Helps you to calm down: Restorative yoga offers you to disconnect with the outside world and helps you travel to the world of nothingness, in the process calming you down.
Helps you learn the art of acceptance: Restorative yoga lets the body release itself according to ease. It lets you accept the kind of body you have.
Enhances flexibility: Restorative yoga makes you flexible, by helping the body to release all the tension.
It to lose weight: Restorative yoga helps to reduce cortisol levels that are responsible for abdominal fat, hence helping us to lose weight.
Boosts immune system: Restorative yoga helps to improve immune system, as the asanas nurture the body and and help it to relax, while reducing stress, which helps in developing a good immune system.
Soothes nervous system: Restorative yoga lets your body relax, which helps in curing sickness. It also smooth blood circulation and tissue renewal. The slow pace and deep breathing in restorative yoga triggers the parasympathetic nervous system. The overall calming effect on the nervous system gives a relaxing tone that comforts the mind and body.