Restorative and Somatic Rest: In Studio
- 1 hr1 hour
- 30 Australian dollars$30
- 1/216 York Street South Melbourne
Restorative and Somatic Rest is a gentle, nurturing, and therapeutic approach to yoga. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and more natural pace. The slower pace and the deep breathing activate the calm side of your nervous system. This calming effect sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body on a cellular level. Because restorative and somatic yoga offers long held, supported postures you create the conditions in which you can cultivate the skill of conscious relaxation. Over time you begin to release habitual tension which is held in the body and the mind. The practice offers you the chance to work out ‘how to let go of unnecessary tension, how to relax the mind, how to do less’. We use props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps and pilates balls to support you to let go but you can use pillows, books, a scarf and other things you have available if you are practising online from home. These props enhance the benefits of prolonged, mostly still poses. But you will not always be still and collapsed over props in this practice, what makes it different to other restorative practices is that it also integrates therapeutic yoga, trauma aware, somatic techniques, and other body-mind practices such as Feldenkrais, Body Mind Centring, myofascial release and meditation to cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness that promotes deep rest and recovery. Through these practices of Restorative and Somatic Rest, you sleep more fully, your digestive system functions more optimally, your organs, glands and systems function more optimally. By resting fully, you activate the body’s natural relaxation response and move into self-healing and self-regulating. We live in a stressful and fast paced environment, Restorative, Somatic Rest is a beautiful antidote to this. It proves particularly advantageous when coping with the anxiety and stress of life, as well as illness, injury and fatigue. This practice offers you the gift of time, a chance to slow down and do less, a chance to welcome the parts of you that have been forgotten along the way to come back into wholeness. Through these practices you begin to befriend yourself, to do less rather than more, to be more kind to yourself on all levels, you begin to trust yourself wholeheartedly and become your own best teacher. Join us for a class today.
For in studio and online classes please cancel or reschedule 4 hours before the class. Classes will be forfeited if not cancelled with enough notice. Thank you so much for your understanding.
level 1/216 York St, South Melbourne VIC, Australia