What is Restorative Yoga? A lot of people think that only one kind of yoga exists and that yoga is yoga. But nothing is more distant from reality. Restorative yoga is not like that kind of dynamic yoga you usually practice at the gym, but it’s a meditation practice that allows you to calm the mind, balance the nervous system and relax the body. Moreover restorative yoga is intended to take the mindfulness that is found in all disciplines of yoga to the next level, preparing your body for a sitting meditation.
It’s common to use some supports for the body while practicing some restorative yoga positions, like pillows or blankets, so your body can naturally release all the muscle tensions caused by deep-rooted stress.
This yoga style is deeply relaxing and regenarating and you can feel its benefits hours later your practice, too. Restorative yoga practice creates emotional wellness, improving the quality of sleep and life in general.
Today we’d like to givo you a special mp3 relaxing music, perfect to practive this kind of yoga, maintaing your yoga postures for 5 minutes or more.
The songi s called “Waves (Hung Drum)” and as you can read from the title, it contains some nature sounds from the sea and instrumental music played with hang drum.*
The music is in the album Restorative Yoga & Meditation Music which you can download from iTunes clicking on the title. Feel free to use this music for you personal relaxation or if you want to try some restorative yoga relaxation techniques you can play this music in the background, so to facilitate the antistress effect of the poses.
*for those who don’t know, hang drum seems an exotic instruments from Asia, but its origin comes from Switzerland. The name “hang” means hand in Berna dialect.