Restorative yoga is a gentle, slow, still style of yoga that involves long, passive holds in a series of 4-6 restful poses, the focus is not on stretching or strengthening but on releasing. We release tension in the muscles and gently stimulate the organs through long-held poses designed to support and comfort. To achieve comfort a variety of props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and eye pillows may be used. Restorative yoga is incredibly supportive for our nervous system and overall stress levels, reducing the production of stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline), improving the function of our immune system, reduce muscle tension, help with insomnia, and so much more.
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Yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body. Because you’re holding poses for a longer period of time, on average 3-6 minutes than you would in other traditional types of yoga, yin yoga helps you stretch and lengthen those rarely-used tissues while also teaching you how to breathe through discomfort and sit with your thoughts.
This type of yoga improves flexibility and mobility, lengthens your connective tissue, boosts circulation, and helps to reduce stress.