Among our ashtanga yoga classes and our other, more traditional yoga classes, we also offer restorative yoga classes. So, what’s the difference between our ashtanga yoga classes and our restorative yoga sessions?
Like all forms of yoga, restorative yoga focuses on the mind as well as the body. Yet, restorative yoga has an even greater focus on meditation, breathing, and alignment, and less of a stress on strengthening.
Restorative yoga focuses on meditation. Through mindfulness and reflection, the body and the mind are given time to reset and destress. Meditative yoga aids in syncing the mind-body relationship, and it gives us a reprieve from the day-to-day rigmarole.
Breathing is another destressor. With deep, regular breathing, the body is flooded with fresh oxygen. This can aid in relaxing your muscles, it can improve your flexibility as you stretch, and it can heighten your focus. Throughout a restorative yoga session, you’ll have to focus on your breathing, ensuring that you’re getting full, deep breaths.
With slow movement and long position holds, you have plenty of time to focus on your body’s alignment. If you suffer from backaches and neck pain, restorative yoga could be the fix. This benefit of restorative yoga is especially useful for those who sit behind a desk for their day job.
In short, restorative yoga is a small twist on the more traditional forms of yoga. If you’re ready to try out restorative yoga, feel free to schedule a session here! Or if you’re curious about our restorative yoga classes, our ashtanga yoga classes, or any of our sessions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (901) 201-5999.