It’s yoga for stress relief. It’s yoga for opening the heart, reaching into the quiet spaces, and calming the mind. So why do I feel as if I have to explain? Well, because it seems that the prevailing attitude is that one should practice yoga as exercise? And indeed, one CAN practice yoga for exercise. I just don’t. And if you haven’t yet tried restorative, or yin, or yoga nidra, I invite you to give it a try.
My teacher, Danette Mason, founder of The School of Gentle Yoga, shared her thoughts: “When you consider how you allocate your time and energy throughout the day, does the importance of intentional relaxation come into consideration? What is your relationship with meaningful, scheduled relaxation? Without making too many assumptions, I suspect intentional relaxation is seldom a prioritized or scheduled part of most of our days. We live in a culture that prioritizes doing over being – effort over ease.”
She continues, “and by prioritizing busyness, a common approach to ‘relaxation’ is to exhaust all energy until we are forced to stop. In those instances, we may find ourselves ‘checking out’ by binging Netflix, which has its own value in moderation, but is not accessing the deeply restorative benefits of the relaxation response.”
At TRS I invite you to slow down, to sink in, to let go. During your stay, you can step away from the urban world and test the waters of intentional relaxation. The slow, meditative yoga combined with the tranquil skies and the mindful activities will surely allow you to Transform and Restore your Spirit.
Transform Restore your Spirit . . . Tami