The best way to describe the benefits of restorative yoga is to perhaps ask what aren`t the benefits of restorative yoga? If you have suffered from stress, trauma, injury, or illness, this practice can help you heal. If you are just a regular person, with a normal amount of stress in your life, and want to continue to feel good in your body, this practice will help you maintain that well-being.
The effects of stress have reached epidemic proportions in our lives, and stress-related diseases have become a medical speciality.
Sometimes the effects of stress present themselves during milestone life events: marriage, birth of a child, getting a new job, or death of a loved one. Other times it`s the little things that get us as we try to juggle the myriad responsibilities of job and family. Regardless of the trigger, stress is often accompanied by one or more negative effects-impatience, frustration, irritation, anger, muscle tension, headache, indigestion, or poor elimination. When stress becomes chronic, a residue builds up in the body that can lead to disease.
Body and mind are connected.
Anxiety is a common psychological ill of our society, and creates a "hypervigilance" in the muscles of the body, leading them to become tightened and inflexible. Restorative yoga gives you an opportunity to really dissolve physical tension. But above all, it gives you an opportunity to "check in" with your body, to get in touch with it and gain control over your thoughts.