The Nervous System & Restorative Yoga

Benefits of the Practice:
– It can be practiced by anyone at any time of life – an accessible practice
– Relieves stress
– Promotes balance, especially within the nervous system helping practitioners shift away from “fight, flight, freeze” survival responses into rest and digest
– Improves breathing
– Helps to manage anxiety and restlessness
– Supports the immune system
– Decreases the stress hormone cortisol
– Improves sleep, digestion & immunity
– Releases tense muscles & aching joints
– Teaches conscious control of relaxation
– Increases concentration & focus
– Balances the nervous system
– Activates the relaxation response
– Can act as an introduction to meditation & mindfulness

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