Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra 是我最喜歡的二種瑜伽, 他們的共同特點是, 姿勢不多且簡單 (不用倒立, 折腿, 或手撐身體騰空之類的), 步調緩慢, 非常放鬆, 讓你的身心得到深層的休息, 從小孩到老人都可以做的瑜伽, 經常失眠, 壓力很大, 心靜不下來的人, 都可以從中得到幫助, 而且在家就可以做, 因為它需要的工具不多. 每次去上課, 都覺得那個環境好舒服, 讓我處在半夢半醒之間, 讓人不知不覺就入睡!
If you’re longing for a relaxing getaway, then you should totally choose a Restorative yoga retreat! This type of yoga will not only stretch your body, but it will also still your mind and improve your nervous system. Asanas are slow-paced and more focused, and the whole experience is so soothing it simply guarantees total relaxation! A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. Most restorative practices are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.
Deep Relaxation rejuvenates and energizes the entire body. It stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and helps to normalize the circulatory system’s function. Relaxation also dispels tension and fatigue in the physical body and relieves depression, anxiety, headaches, and cravings. In accordance to Yogic philosophy as well as modern psychology there are three basic types of tension (muscular, emotional, and mental) that are responsible for all agonies of modern life. Yoga Nidra is a powerful technique in which you learn to consciously relax. It is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. In Yoga Nidra, we reach the state of deep relaxation by turning inwards, away from outer experiences. During practice of Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep), one appears to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level and for this reason Yoga Nidra is often referred to as deep relaxation with inner awareness.
灣區有開這二種瑜珈課的地方不是很多, 這二款瑜伽比較Therapeutic, 跟其他瑜伽比較像運動不同, 也許因為大家喜歡步調快速一點, 或者姿勢比較具挑戰性, 或是要流汗之類的吧.
East West Yoga in Cupertino
Yoga of Los Altos
Breathe Together in Los Gatos
Willow Glen Yoga in San Jose
Live Lotus in San Jose
World Yoga in Milpitas
Downtown Yoga Shala in San Jose
以上幾家Studios有開Restorative Yoga Classes, 而Mountain View’s California Yoga Center有開Yoga Nidra和Restorative Yoga.