Think of a time when savasana (or any other held, quiet posture) left you feeling rejuvenated and calmly alert. Deep rest has been proven to diminish stress levels, improve cerebral function, and ensure efficient working of the digestive and immune systems—among many many other benefits. Come learn a little about the anatomy of the nervous system, in order to understand why practices like restorative yoga can trigger a physical and emotional relaxation response.
Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutras, teaches that mere study alone will not lead to comprehension. Deep understanding comes only through direct experience. So, after we study the effects of relaxation, we’ll experience them through a juicy restorative yoga sequence.