Harmony Yoga & Sound Bath
Friday Oct 8th
Come lay down. Bring your props(blankets, bolsters, eye pillows) and let your body land on the ground. It will be Metal Element time (Fall) and time to surrender and let go with healing restorative poses and deep listening. Carol will gently warm us up to lay down while Gary accompanies us in a Sound Bath which has been shown to reduce stress, enable deep relaxation, enhance creativity, possibly uplift the spirit and help with insomnia. Sound Meditations slow down your brainwaves and guide you into a deep meditative state or altered state of consciousness. Students will be guided into Restorative Poses and then are “immersed” in the sounds, vibrations and harmonics of the instruments. Gongs, Himalayan bowls, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and shamanic percussion instruments are played in a clinically tested, therapeutic sequence to enhance the healing benefits of both restorative poses and sound healing.
Restorative Yoga is a quiet, supporting and deeply nourishing practice. Restorative poses are done by lying passively over props. Much like Shavasana or Yoga Nidra, it is a meditative practice, a receptive practice in which you continually let go of holding yourself up and allow yourself to be fully supported.
It is not about asking your body or your mind to do more…it is about undoing, letting go and being so quiet that you can perhaps begin to feel where you are holding and doing and allow this to be released.
1100 High Ridge Road (up the back stairs at Noelles)
Thanks to Larissa for the following kind words about her first restorative class.
Restorative Yoga, Restoring the Spirit