Looking for a way to step out of stress and overwhelm and find moments of deep relaxation and peace in your busy life?
Look no further than the teachings of renowned yoga teacher and author Judith Hanson Lasater, a leading expert on the power of restorative yoga.
In this free download talk, Judith shares her insights into why restorative yoga is such an important complement to traditional yoga practices.
Restorative yoga does just that – it uses props to restore and soothe mind and body. It is a more accessible practice which supports the body in positions of comfort and ease to facilitate deep relaxation and health.
Many people think that restorative yoga is all about stretching, notes Judith in this interview. However, it’s really more about opening the body and mind in a profound way. By supporting us in easy, long held yoga positions, restorative yoga can encourage deep body awareness and eliminate the fear of letting go.
By promoting opening rather than stretching, the practice aims to create an opening in the body and mind that leads to profound relaxation, Judith notes. In this state, we activate the body’s natural healing response, promoting overall well-being.
But the benefits of restorative yoga don’t stop there. Through the practice, we can experience Sunyata, a state of profound stillness and emptiness that can be deeply healing for physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges alike.
By entering states of profound relaxation like Savasana, we can experience a sense of deep calmness and profound peace, activating our natural healing response and promoting overall well-being.
In addition to the physical and emotional benefits of restorative yoga, Judith also discusses the importance of developing bodyfulness, a term she coined to describe awareness of the sensations in our body.
By paying attention to the sensations in our bodies, we can tap into a deeper consciousness that’s often overlooked in our fast-paced Western world. In fact, studies have shown that nearly 90% of the body’s serotonin, the feel-good hormone, come from our gut. Our gut contains a deep intelligence that can inform the brain about what’s going on in our bodies, says Judith.
Restorative yoga is a powerful tool to tap into this body wisdom by taking us out of our brains and into the sensations of our bodies. By practicing restorative yoga regularly, we can develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and attunement to our bodies, leading to greater peace and well-being in our lives.
Curious to learn more? Download this free interview with Judith Hanson Lasater to learn more about why yoga isn’t just about sweaty, fast-paced workouts.
Learn how to tap into the power of restorative yoga for yourself – not just for physical relaxation and healing, but also for developing a deeper sense of bodyfulness and self-attunement.
You might also be interested in Judith’s course: The Seven Stages of Being: The Yoga of Inner Peace.