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Restoratative Yoga

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

$8.00

RESTORATATIVE YOGA


The Artesia Arts Council hosts Restoratative Yoga with Lisa Boans each Monday night at 5:30pm inside the 510 Building located at 510 W. Main Street in Artesia. Cost is just $8/person.

Haven’t heard of Restoratative Yoga? Check this out…

Restorative yoga is a restful practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. If you take a restorative class, you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures over the course of an hour.

Restorative yoga is suitable for beginners and practitioners of all levels. By definition, restorative yoga is a restful practice that holds yoga poses (asanas) for a longer duration using props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters. It is a practice of deep relaxation that emphasizes the meditative aspect of yoga—the union of body and mind. Through the use of props for support, the postures are held almost effortlessly.

When the body enters a state of relaxation the mind can also consciously relax as tension is released from both body and mind. The only work that’s required on your part during a restorative yoga practice is to pay attention to your breath and become aware of any sensations or thoughts that may arise.

Yoga is widely touted as a physical practice that can improve strength, stability, and flexibility, enhance respiratory and cardiovascular function, and even alleviate symptoms of chronic pain. The mental health benefits of yoga are also well-documented—from reduced stress, anxiety, and depression to improved sleep hygiene and overall quality of life.

The benefits of restorative yoga are similar to the many benefits of other styles of yoga. These include:

    • Increased relaxation: Deep breathing calms the nervous system to promote relaxation, and research supports a restorative yoga practice as an effective way to relax. A 2014 study suggests that restorative yoga is more effective at inducing relaxation than regular passive stretching.
    • Better sleep: The more relaxed you are, the better your chances are of getting a good night’s rest. A 2020 meta-analysis looked at 19 different studies on how different types of yoga—including restorative yoga—can impact sleep quality. Researchers determined that yoga is an effective intervention for managing sleep problems by increasing melatonin and reducing hyperarousal.
    • Improved well-being: Yoga practices, in general, are commonly associated with improved physical and mental well-being in the general population.
    • Better mood: Research shows that yoga can help those with stress, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders manage their symptoms.
    • Reduced pain: Studies show that different styles of yoga including restorative yoga are helpful interventions for the management of musculoskeletal pain.
  • Gentle on the body: Restorative yoga practices are gentle on the joints, and consistent practice can strengthen the connective tissues that surround the bones and joints.

Additionally, clinical research into restorative yoga has found that the practice is a resource for those with cancer, noting improvements to psychological well-being.

Research shows that restorative yoga can decrease depression in cancer survivors; improve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and pain symptoms in cancer patients; and help patients manage the toxicity of cancer treatments.

Details

Date:
April 5
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
$8.00
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Organizer

Ocotillo Performing Arts Center
Phone:
575.746.4212
Website:
artesiaartscouncil.com

Venue

510 Gallery
510 W. Main
Artesia, NM 88210 United States
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