Sunday, October 5, 2008
Restorative Yoga can help by releasing patterns of deeply held tension in the body and re-patterning the nervous system to release stress.
Myfavorite place to do restorative yoga is at Body of Light in Wailuku, Maui. We spend most of the time resting in gentle poses--almost like sleeping with your body twisted comfortably. Emphasis is on breathing, letting go of tension, and being kind to your body. When my mind is frazzled from school, work, or life this type of yoga helps to center me. Body of Light offers discounts for 5 classes, 10 classes, monthly and yearly passes. The studio offers different types of healing and restorative yoga classes through out the week. My favorites ones are taught by the owner, Elizabeth. She is nurturing, present, encouraging, patient and centered.
On Oahu, restorative yoga classes can be taken at Yoga Hawaii in Kaimuki. I've only tried their "free beginners classes" for first time visitors. It was nice to be in an actual yoga studio again and the class was actually pretty good. I will soon visit their restorative yoga classes: Wednesdays, 11am-noon (no class Oct 8 & 15).
Where to go:
Body of Light
1995 Main Street, Suite 2-O
Yoga Hawai, Kaimuki