As the nights get longer and the days shorter you might be finding yourself tuning in more often. We see seem to be looking for the cozy spots in life where we find rest, settle down, and catch our breath. While no season ever seems to completely slow down these days, winter does bring a different level of energy. With this new kind of energy, we need to find ways to support our body in a way that won’t push us to burn out but will actually bring restoration.
That’s where restorative yoga comes in.
This style of yoga is less about movement and more about stillness. It’s a time when we can consciously tune in to all areas of our body and find a supportive rest. We like to look at this type of yoga as receptive instead of being active. What do you need right now? What thoughts have been circling in your mind that could use some rest? When is the last time you took a deep breath?
As you adjust to the changing season and are looking for ways to slow down and restore, use this restorative class with Mary Shomaker as a way to reset to the beginning. Through the props you’ll use in this class, you’ll find the tangible support you’ve been searching for.
Slow down, find stillness and see what a few minutes of calm can do for your body and mind. We’re sure it will do a lot.
What You’ll Need
Restorative yoga often requires a lot of props to help ease you into poses that you’ll hold for an extended period of time. If you don’t have any of these props know that you can purchase all of them in the Ohana shop or you can come up with creative alternatives at home.
- 2 Yoga blocks or multiple thick books
- Bolster or couch cushion. Multiple pillows can work too.
- 2 Blankets
Want more yoga + barre in your life? Continue with restorative classes to find stillness or get a little more action in our Mindful FLOW classes when you sign up for 14-days of Unlimited Ohana Online free!
Katie Leigh is an Ohana YTT Graduate and Artist in the Denver Area. She creates artwork and wallpaper that showcases the magic in the ordinary and helps others live a simpler more peaceful life. Get tips + resources to create a calmer life and home with her free weekly newsletter.