Restorative Yoga Classes Cork

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga Classes are held on Tuesday at 8pm at the All Round Yoga Studio in Charleville.

Restorative Yoga is deeply therapeutic and relaxing practice. It is centred around drawing deeper understanding and knowledge to how your body works, bringing awareness to where you hold tension and anxiety in various muscle groups.

The greatest exertion you will have in this class is your ability to find tension, let it go and relax deeply. This is a very slow-moving class.

We use props such as bolsters, blocks, belts, and blankets in the restorative class and all poses are held for a number of minutes to allow you time to sink deeper into the pose finding comfort, bliss and pure relaxtion.

Holding a pose for a period of time gives you an opportunity to find and release tension in a specific location in your body, with breath and awareness you can then allow this release to go even deeper. On occasions you may observe that if you let go of the tension in one area of the body you place it in another.

Allowing your body to experience this deep relaxation allows the body to begin its own natural healing, boosts your immune system and releases the feel good hormones.

You will become aware of exactly where you hold stress and tension in this class and how easy/difficult it is for you to release it and let it go. So, if you are struggling with fertility issues, in the throws of a major life change, stressed, feeling stuck, out of sorts, fatigued, lacking in energy or recovering from illness/surgery this class is hugely therapeutic. It is exceptionally gentle but extremely powerful.

The benefits of Restorative Yoga include:

Improved sleep patterns
Lowers blood pressure
Lowers cortisol and adrenaline
Increased serotonin – the happy chemical in the body
Improves immune system
Greater energy and less fatigue
Relief from mental, physical and emotional tension
Can help to support weight loss
Improves mental health
Tones the body gently