The Benefits of Quieting the Mind

Updated: Jan 22

If you've been feeling a little drained or overwhelmed lately I have a suggestion. On Friday nights I'll be running a workshop I call Two Hours of Bliss a.k.a. Restorative Yoga.

Restorative Yoga is a different kind of yoga than my regular weekly therapeutic classes.  During our weekly classes we focus on a particular area of the body or condition and it's an active practice. We move and strengthen and stretch. 

There are no strengtheners or muscular contraction and not much movement with restorative yoga classes; instead you relax fully into a body position to slowly release body tension and the postures are fully supported with bolsters and blankets.

While you rest in various positions the body and mind relax, literally become softer. In some of the postures you may still feel a stretch, but you relax fully into the stretch so that tension is released gradually over a 5 or 10 minute period. 

Here is a summary of the many benefits:

  • Deeply relaxes the body

  • Stills the mind

  • It's "me" time or "down-time"

  • Improves capacity for healing 

  • Calms the nervous system

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Enhances our mood

  • Can heal mental and physical symptoms that are stress related

You can become so comfortable in your body that you barely notice it. And your mind is so quiet that you feel deeply at peace. You may even fall asleep.

Two Hours of Bliss a.k.a. Restorative Yoga  6:00-8:00pm $25/class on the following dates:

Friday November 29, 2019

Friday December 6  Friday December 13 Friday December 20

To sign up for a class contact or call 705 - 888- 9686

Students resting in my studio in a restorative yoga pose.

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