In this Zoom workshop, I offer you the chance to let go - let go of everything you have been carrying around with you, let go of all your worries, let go of physical tension and immerse yourself in a deeply restful and restorative yoga practice. We give this practice a full two hours to allow your nervous system time to reset itself, so the practice will feel spacious and you can sink into it completely. This is time just for you.
We all walk around this increasingly complex world in which we live, holding on to the numerous threads that form the fabric of our lives and, if you have children at home, the lives of your family too. Sometimes referred to as “juggling” or “spinning plates” - the imagery speaks of the tricks we have to perform just to make the mundane happen. While this can be fun and invigorating - smashing through your to-do list, progressing projects and simultaneously achieving the herculean feat of getting the dinner on the table - we all need to let go of the threads at some point to restore ourselves.
During lockdown, some of us have found ourselves with more time to fill, others with less, but we have all been processing a huge shift in the way we live our lives, the way we function as a community and what that means for all of our futures.
Restorative yoga is a slow, meditative style of physical movement, which helps to release stress and bring about ease in body and mind. The gentle, supported postures are held for up to 10 minutes with a focus on comfort and the subtle release of muscular knots and tight spots. All of the props are provided, and we will be using bolsters, blankets, blocks and belts to ensure that the body is supported enough to completely relax and let go. The stress of daily life accumulates in the body in the form of holding patterns and chronic tension. When you encourage the body to release its held tension, stress begins to dissolve from the mind.