Do you know how to really relax?
As you all know by now, I’m on the yoga mat about five mornings a week. No, I’m not a saint, nor am I bragging. It’s about my aching body. Yoga stretches me out, limbers me up. My body has served me so well for all these years, and now it needs a little love. Yoga is body love if it is practiced properly, which means: respect your limitations and celebrate your abilities.
I’m not here to convert you. However, here’s something I def want to turn you on to. Restorative yoga. And I say why don’t you give it a try this weekend?
It means you will lie around, propped up by pillows in perfect places under and around your body and seep into a profound relaxation that has such huge healing properties that you’ll wonder why no M.D. ever has added this into her scripts.
Our bodies are timeless, but the stress of modern day life has reached epidemic proportions. Stress can make you sick. Stress works against your body in helping to heal itself.
Restorative yoga is helpful for back pain, neck pain, high blood pressure, asthma, migraine and tension headaches, stress-repeated diseases such as sleeplessness, chronic fatigue, obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer.
Good for aches, pains, jangled nerves, overactive minds. Just the thing for bad hips, backs, shoulders, knees. Restorative yoga helps your immune system and we all need help with that.
This book will tell you all about restorative yoga. Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater, Phd. She is a yoga instructor and physical therapist.
You can also check out some articles on restorative yoga in Yoga Journal.
You can do this, right?
P.S. Calling all Campers! Would you like to be a guest poster on Camp Liza? Do you have something you’d like to share with our community? Or, do you have a suggestion for a topic you’d like to see on Camp Liza? If so, go to the contact page and shoot me an email.
P.P.S. As you have learned by now…it’s worth reading to the end because stuff happens in the P.S. section!
P.P.P.S Shout out to my first yoga teacher. That’s you, Don. And to Susan who gifted me the Relax and Renew book.
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