Relaxing sounds appealing to most people, yet for the most part we have forgotten how to truly relax. That’s why so much research has been done to understand what happens to our body and brain when we reach real relaxation.
Most people have heard of the ‘fight or flight’ response of the nervous system, the way in which the body reacts to stress or danger. However, you might not have heard of the ‘rest and digest’ response. This system activates the more tranquil functions of the body; those that help maintain a healthy, long-term balance.
If you are suffering from fatigue, chances are that your ‘fight or flight’ response has been activated far too often in the past. These kinds of stressors prompt the body to release large amounts of stress hormones like cortisol. Over the longer term, chronically elevated stress levels lead to your internal organs becoming depleted of the raw materials that they need to produce key hormones and neurotransmitters- basically burnout or fatigue!
Restorative yoga opens up long held blockages and stiffness – resulting in the return to healthy energy flow throughout the body. A restorative/yin approach works to promote flexibility in areas often perceived as non-malleable, especially the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
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