Restorative yoga helps you enter a state of deep relaxation as you hold soft poses for longer periods of time with the help of props to make you comfortable and supported throughout the hour.
The main focus of restorative yoga, is that by relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without strain or pain, you can enter a deeper state of physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
The slowing down also helps stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system, which again deepens your breath, slows your heart rate, increase the blood flow to your vital organs, and reduce overall stresses in our body. The practice is great to balance an active yoga schedule or to give yourself a break when you feel under the weather.
YIN & NIDRA
Yin is a slow and deeply stretching class where we move into the rest & digest state of being. Passive positions are held for a 3-5 min to help release fascia and connective tissue so that the energy in the body can flow more freely. We practice yin for half the class, and nidra for the other half.
We end in a supported savasana for our yoga nidra - yogic sleep, a guided meditation through our five sheets (koshas), and set our sankalpa, our intention/hearts deepest desire. This class will leave you feeling rejuvenated and at peace.
MYSTICA VINYASA FLOW
The MYSTICA Vinyasa Flow consists of four different vinyasa-style sequences, all including asana, pranayama mudra, mantra, song, chants, and chakras.
Each flow embraces the cycles of nature and is specifically tailored to the energy of each one of the four seasons - winter/earth, spring/air, summer/fire, and autumn/water - allowing the practitioner to re-align and re-connect with the rhythm of the Earth as we move through the wheel of the year.
Start your day to the tune of your breath and a refreshing, vigorous routine to encourage a powerful and lasting energy throughout your workday. The class starts with gentle streching to warm up the body, followed by sun salutations and an intermediate vinyasa flow to get the body ready for the coming day.
Physically detoxing through sweat, and mentally relaxing for your mind that helps to release blocked energy through your breath.
A gentle and slow-moving class to ground ourselves and relax into our bodies, allowing our minds to rest. Through the hour, we move in both standing, seated and reclined postures to open, release and breathe deeply into our bodies. When we move slower we get to feel our bodies more and deepen our breath, and in this slow and gentle pace, we stimulate our parasympathetic nervous system, which again brings us to a calmer and more present state.
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