Beat the burnout!
Updated: Jan 28
One of the many questions I ask when a client attends their Sports Massage appointment in my Worthing clinic is how stressed are they? Stress and anxiety will increase our sensation of pain and its important we understand we must manage our lifestyle in such a way that we avoid burning out. How? By giving yourself some time to rest and restore. To create time in your life to slow down and breathe.
Feeling overwhelmed, feeling anxious, exhausted and unable to sleep? Feel like you are running on adrenaline and suffering a constant stream of niggling illnesses or constant daily nagging pain?
Today's lifestyle has us on the go 24/7 365 days a year. Even when we go on holiday we work like demons before we go away, race around whilst on holiday, indulging our bodies for food and drink we wouldn't usually have. To return home back to rushing around and so the cycle continues. Its virtually impossible to stop and pause unless you make time and book some space in your life!
Restorative Yoga is a practice that anyone can do, as long as you are happy to lie on the floor. Restorative yoga uses lots of props to support you and your body whilst you let go and rest. Restorative Yoga is often confused with many other styles of yoga, particularly Yin Yoga, which focuses on deep stretches. The primary aim of Restorative Yoga is to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system; the rest and digest part of the autonomic nervous system. In a nutshell there are no deep stretches and no opening of joints. Perfect for calming your nervous system, suffering from a injury, symptoms of depression or stress.
What can you expect from a Restorative Yoga class? The practice is floor based, you need comfortable warm clothing including socks, even your pajamas if you join my online classes!
You'll start the practice lying flat on the floor on top of a cosy blanket with a support for your head. You'll be using a couple of bolsters, another couple of blankets, yoga belt, blocks, bricks and eye bags!
Each class is 90 minutes and this give you time to settle your body and mind.
We use the props to support your body so you can feel rested by gently opening the body to connect your breath which stills the mind.
The benefits of Restorative Yoga are numerous:
Improves the quality of your sleep
Boosts your immune system
Deeply relaxes the body
Balances the nervous system
Improves capacity for healing and balancing
Improves your mood
Reduces pain and inflammation
Perfect for beginners or experienced yogis
Restorative Yoga is the perfect antidote today's stresses and strains of life. Currently during this period of lock down I'm teaching online, using props that you will find in your home. You can either join the live stream on Monday night at 7pm or receive the link to the recording and practice at a time that is convenient to you. I have a taster 30 min class on my You Tube channel which you can do at home, before you sleep or as a relaxing practice during the day.
My current online yoga schedule looks like this:
Stretch and Strength at 09.30 - perfect practice if you prefer not to kneel or lie on the floor.
Restorative Yoga at 19.00 - time out just for you, a counter today's life stresses.
Functional Yoga at 19.00 - focus is improving your mobility, strength and balance includes 30 mins of Restorative Yoga practice,
To find out more about any of these classes please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, book your class right now.