“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are." ~ Chinese Proverb
Restorative Yoga is a journey of release from our habitual ways of contracting and tensing. Restorative Yoga utilizes props, such as bolsters, blocks and blankets, to support the body in a way that there's no muscular effort needed to stay in a pose, leading to a state of physiological relaxation and a sense of well-being. When tensions leave the body, it has a ripple effect on our breath and our mind, and balance is re-established in our whole being. In restorative yoga, we learn the life skill of letting go.