Yesterday, a number of brave souls faced the dreariness of the wet and cold Southern Highlands afternoon, to rest and restore in the warmth of the candlelit room in the Yoga Space at Gibraltar Hotel.
For 2 whole hours they lay, supported by bolsters and blocks and blankets.
A lavender-filled eye bag covered their eyes.
Such is the practice of restorative yoga.
For 2 whole hours we all slowed down. - something we rarely give ourselves permission to do in the day to day busy-ness of our lives.
We let the breath do the work for us, expanding the body from the inside-out, giving our
body time to open up more deeply into poses. No big pretzel-like movements.
No standing on our heads. Just laying, supported, guiding the breath in and out, tuning in to the sensations
of our body and mind. Simple really. Yet profound in its effect.
"Landing in this practice helps you to take up residence in the body without a need for it to perform."
- sarah powers
Restorative Yoga classes are held once a month in the Yoga Space at Gibraltar Hotel
See www.moorenourishing.com.au for future dates and times