Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. . During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It’s a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. Restorative postures are done primarily on the ground using many props and/or chairs to assist students ito a pose and to facilitate maximum relaxation. Many classes at TYC include restorative postures. Occasionally Teachers will do a whole class of restorative postures.
Yin workshops classes are held monthly at TYC and Yin poses can be restorative poses in as much as they allow time for the body/mind and breath to really integrate as we move into poses. This then, allows us time to just be and feel the pose and its effects while in the pose and afterwards
Yin increases your flexibility by targeting both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas.
YIN helps to build great insight and awareness into ‘your unique’ body and mind. It can assist with managing anxiety and panic attacks and their depleting effects on the body and mind. It’s a chance to be really kind to your ‘self’.