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Why add Restorative Yoga to your practice? by Carla D’Orio

Before I started adding restorative yoga to my practice, I was convinced my exercise routine had to include sweating and an elevated heart rate. I was a true “cardio addict!” My yoga teacher in Connecticut knew I was experiencing a high level of on the job stress and she recommended I take a restorative yoga class. After that first class, I was convinced this practice had to be included in my exercise routine. The benefits were noticed immediately especially with my insomnia, blood pressure, and my overall stress level. 

Restorative yoga is an active relaxation that helps stimulate and relax the body to become more balanced. Adding restorative to your active vinyasa practice helps restore the body and is especially beneficial for times when you feel weak, fatigued, or stressed. Unlike other forms of exercise, you can practice restorative yoga when you are ill or recovering from an illness or injury.

Restorative Yoga has been shown to relieves the effects of chronic stress, moves the spine in all directions, reverses the effects of gravity, stimulates and soothes the organs, and balances the 2 aspects of energy in our bodies so you are neither overstimulated nor depleted.

Join Carla for Restorative Yoga on Sundays 4-5pm.

We also have Restorative Yoga Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm.

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