Incorporating restorative sessions into our regular practice is crucial. They can help us recover our strength, prepare us mentally for the more strenuous sessions to come, and allow us to dive deeper into our spiritual well. Yoga is all about balance and equilibrium. Restorative sequences help us restore this balance in our lives. They give us an opportunity to take a step back and simply observe.
We will start today’s live session with a brief asana practice: Uttanasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Salamba Sirsasana, and Viparita Karani. Here, we will be using a belt strapped around the thighs. This will help us bring extra evenness to our bodies.
The second and longer part of the class will be more contemplative: we will alternate between supine and seated breathing meditation. Our main aim today is to try to get in touch with our surroundings through the motion of our breath, to feel it flowing more naturally and effortlessly, like a wave of water.