When the pace of life is fast, our minds move fast, too. When we are also attracted to a strong, fast-moving Yoga practice, we can easily overstimulate ourselves — and our nervous system takes the beating. We may end up feeling easily overwhelmed, tired, with a racing mind. We get sick quicker and more often. Restorative Yoga balances a fast lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental symptoms that are stress related. Practicing Restorative Yoga is a great help to anyone who is chronically ill, acutely ill, or recovering from some injuries.
BENEFITS OF RESTORATIVE YOGA: The beauty of restorative Yoga is that there is no muscular contraction involved. We believe we have to “work” to increase flexibility, but often we achieve more opening in parts of the body that we perceive as tight by softening and relaxing than through an active asana practice. During a restorative Yoga sequence, you still stretch, but you relax fully in the stretch so that tension can slowly be released. Because the body and mind relax, literally becoming softer, we also create space to get in touch again with our natural qualities of compassion and understanding of others and self.
Restorative Yoga benefits, summarized:
- Enhances flexibility
- Deeply relaxes the body
- Stills the mind
- Improves capacity for healing and balancing
- Balances the nervous system
- Boosts the immune system
- Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self
- Enhances mood states
- Single Class €16
- Included in Unlimited Class Passes/ Class Packs
Relax and Restore with this invigorating Yoga class. Tap into a renewable source of energy. Learn how to build and sustain deep energy reserves with restorative yoga. This class will alternate releasing postures to clear tension and tightness with supported postures to create calm and balance the nervous system. It includes breathing techniques, simple meditation practices, and yoga. Suitable for all levels. This class is a lovely relaxation and revitalising session, open to all! Certainly useful after an illness, or injury, or at times when the body or mind is stressed, it can be useful to slowly, carefully regain confidence and strength. These classes are designed to nurture and assist, physical and mental recovery.
Candlelit Restorative Yoga
Discover the benefits of this powerful style of yoga that is gentle yet empowering.Whether you are looking to de-stress, energize, or find balance, restorative yoga can be an effective way to reach your goals for wellness.This beautiful relaxing Candlelit Restorative yoga is a simple, safe, effective, non-invasive form of yoga that anybody can practice. Suitable for beginners through to advanced yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. Candlelit Restorative yoga provides us with a gentle practice to help us relax, regenerate and renew. It complements any other forms of exercise we may be engaged in including any forms of yoga.Price:•Single class €16•Included in Unlimited Class Passes/ Class Packshttp://yogadublin.com/class-prices
Gentle Barre is a lower intensity barre class for all ages - including women over 55 and anyone needing bone density exercises or balance strategies. Challenging the legs, arms and core equally while working on your co-ordination and rhythm. Prices:
- €16 Drop In
- Included in class packs/ unlimited options
Pilates Beginner (Level 1)
The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. It is a series of controlled movements engaging your body and mind,which aims to promote a feeling of physical and mental well-being.Benefits include toning the stomach, buttocks, thighs, upper body. Increasing strength, flexibility, improving circulation and respiratory function. Boosting immune system, improving posture and lowering stress.
Not suitable if pregnant. If you have a regular yoga practice at Yoga Dublin and want to continue attending non prenatal class only some teachers permit students to attend when pregnant so please notify us when booking to check with the teacher.
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
While initially this style of yoga can seem quite passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes!
Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about.
- Single Class €16
- Included in unlimited class passes/ class packs