Have you been thinking a lot lately about finally trying yoga? If so, you owe it to yourself to at least give it a try. Numerous scientific studies have documented the numerous mental and physical health benefits it can afford. Yoga can lower your blood pressure, help you maintain a healthy body weight and alleviate the symptoms of depression and anxiety. And, it’s an incredibly powerful tool to help those on a journey from addiction to recovery.
But, if you’re a little intimidated about signing up for a class in your community, you might be surprised to learn that not all yoga classes are alike. Some are designed to increase your heart rate – building strength and endurance (like Vinyasa classes) while others are more about a meditative experience.
If you’ve never tried it before, you should consider researching studios that offer a restorative form of yoga. (In this discipline, students are led through a serious of poses – mainly emphasizing deep stretches for longer periods of time.)
With an emphasis on mindfulness during restorative yoga practice, it can help you become more grounded, calm your nervous system and truly enjoy the gift of being present.
Why not give it a try? Here are 3 reasons why restorative yoga can help nourish your mind, body and spirit.
(1) It can help you slow down the pace of life.
Restorative yoga classes include a series of slow moving movements, where you hold poses for several minutes at a time. Giving you the opportunity to reflect on how you feel and time to understand if you need to adjust the pose for greater relaxation. And, those mental health benefits will likely extend even beyond class.
(2) Your parasympathetic system will thank you.
You’ll likely observe a profound sense of peace during and after class. And, there is scientific evidence to back up why you’re enjoying a bit more zen throughout your day. Restorative yoga has actually been proven to trigger your parasympathetic system – the natural counterbalance to your fight-or-flight stress response.
(3) Not a gym rat? No problem.
Restorative yoga isn’t about physical strength or stamina. It’s merely about a willingness to be present in the moment. No complex postures, headstands or intimidating poses.
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