Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Restorative Yoga

One of Susan’s, my yoga teacher, favourite yoga authors/teachers is
Judith Hanson Lasater.  Susan used Lasater’s general Restorative practice
from her book, Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times for
our last restorative class for our spring session at the Reh-Fit Centre.  Lasater
also has a wonderful insomnia practice in the same book.  They are favourites
with all my yoga buddies.

Supported Bound Angle Pose
Mountain Brook Pose
Supported Bridge Pose
Elevated Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose
Reclining Twist with a Bolster
Supported Seated Angle Pose
Supported Crossed-Leg Pose
Savasana with Elevated Legs

“During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum  triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the "good cholesterol" levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.”  Quote from Judith Hanson Lasater’s website.

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