Restorative yoga is mainly developed by the great legend B.K.S. Iyengar (Pune in India). He is known as the father of the modern yoga. It typically involves only 5 to 6 poses, supported by the props. Those props will allow you to rest and relax completely. Mostly, restorative pose includes gentle backbends, light twists and seated forward folds. Duration for restorative practice is five or more minutes.
It is a therapeutic style of yoga. It helps the body to practise some poses easily with the help of props. The props help to get more relaxation in the poses. So, in Restorative yoga you can practise the pose with no effort and no movement thus quiets the brain. We can practise the poses for longer time in Restorative yoga.
In this modern fast lifestyle, we push and over stimulate ourselves the nervous system. This Restorative yoga helps to balance our body and mind from this fast racing mind-set. Today most of the yoga classes teach this Restorative yoga practises.
Few Restorative Yoga Poses:
- Reclining Hero Pose (SuptaVirasana)
- Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Supta Padangusthasana)
- Corpse Pose (Savasana)
- Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
- Child’s Pose (Balasana)
- Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
BENEFITS OF SIVANANDA YOGA
- Relaxes the body and mind.
- Focuses on renewal.
- Helps to practise the poses effortlessly.
- Increases the balance.
- Restorative pose soothes the nervous system.
- Quiets stills and calms the mind.
- helps to release the tension
- Reduces the depression.
- It encourages the mindfulness.
- Helps to increase the attention.
- It helps to keep focus on your breath.
- Releases the tension by using the breath as a tool.
- Cures many stress related diseases.
- Helps to pay fewer attentions to body and more attention to the mind.
- Helps to deepen the self-awareness
- Great pose to recover from chronically illness.
- Increases the immune system.
- Helps to enhance the mood states.
- Helps to create the deliberateness of action
- Connects you to the spiritual world.
- Gives the deep relaxation.
DO’S, DONT’S & TIPS FOR SIVANANDA YOGA
Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.
It’s good to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.
Always listen to your body, and know your limits. While practise, if you find any pain or discomfort, please exit the pose and ask for the expert’s guidance and doctor’s advice.