Restorative-Yoga
When the soul lies down in the grass, the world is too full to talk about. ~ Rumi

This week we  give ourselves the gift of a restorative practice, which allows us the opportunity to actively relax, and “be.”  Restorative poses have many benefits including;  reducing stress, improving circulation, improving digestion, lowering blood pressure, and helping insomnia.  

And yet most of us are “too busy” to relax.  We are conditioned in western culture to believe “bigger is better.”  A bigger house, and a busier schedule must mean we are living a better life and getting ahead.  We have trouble seeing the benefit in “not doing.” 

This value is so engrained in us that we can get caught up in this way of thinking even in yoga.  If one sun salutation is good, then many must be better.  If a modified version of a pose is good, then the deeper version of the pose must be better.  Maybe, but maybe not.  Restorative poses allow us to be still long enough to ask our bodies what we really need to feel supported in each moment, on any given day.  Being still allows us to receive the space and wisdom of our body.

Come let yourself be supported by the floor and props, welcoming the space to “be”  at home in your body, mind and spirit.

See you on the mat!
Namaste,
 
Kim Metz
RYT 200 hour

Free week is here! April 14 – April 19th. It’s free for you and for everyone else. Please spread the word and invite others to experience the benefits of yoga at Awaken Wellness.

Classes this Week
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am -Intermediate Yoga   
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm -Beginner Yoga
Friday noon- 1:00pm -Lunchtime Yoga
 
Perkville is here! Earn points each time you come to class as well as a variety of other ways.  It’s easy and earns you money toward free classes or other services at Awaken Wellness.  Sign-up through invitation via email or go to http://awakenwellnesscolumbia.com/yoga/perkville