Restorative Yoga Online
with Sara Lucarelli
Saturday 14th November 2020
- All Levels
As nature and the seasons demonstrate, life is a series of cycles and changes. Through the example of trees, we see the introduction of yin energy as the energy begins to recede, bringing nourishment back within. The leaves change color at this contraction of energy in preparation for winter. The tree, no longer needing the leaves to bring nourishment, are released. The tree lets go.”
- Teresa Biggs
Resting is a revolutionary practice, an act of rebellion in an increasingly busy world. Restore your body and mind through deep relaxation.
Autumn is a time of transition and transformation; our lives can become busier as we prepare for the winter months which can leave us feeling tired and depleted. However, we can use this withdrawal of energy during Autumn to our advantage by taking the opportunity to let go of what needs to be released in our lives. We can bring harmony back to the body by slowing down, giving room for reflection, and creating a state of ease with our relationship to change.
Let us take the time to listen to our inner selves, the subtle body. Let us respond to our needs by surrendering into effortless postures for relaxation, nourishment and restoration. By joining this class you are making a commitment to curiosity in the state of your body, mind and breath, allowing yourself to truly unwind from the inside out.
Our practice will begin with movement through a series of Restorative Yoga postures with intelligent use of props to honour each body as it presents itself on the day. Long held supported postures, combined with breath awareness, activate the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for the health and balance of our body and mind. To close the session we will spend time in a luscious guided Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) for the body to digest the practices and to be fully present with ourselves.
Equipment you will need:
2 x blankets
Extra blankets or pillows (towels make useful alternatives to blankets!)
A strap or resistance band