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Restorative Yoga

In Restorative Yoga, props such as bolsters, blankets, pillows, towels and belts are used to support the body in comfortable postures that provides a low load, prolonged stretch. In this “supportive environment” the anti-gravity muscles – mostly extensors – do not have to lift any body weight. The overall muscle tonus can be reduced as the nervous system quiets down and the relaxation response is elicited. This sets the stage for improved learning and healing as you are better able to perceive and respond to interventions introduced by the therapist. This approach is effective for people dealing with chronic pain, COPD, cardiac, neurological, orthopedic and many other health issues.