In Restorative Yoga therapy, bolsters, blankets, and belts are used to support the body in comfortable postures that balance muscular and fascial tone, while nourishing vital energy. By creating an environment with props that provides a gentle, low load, prolonged stretch, one can focus completely on releasing the breath and body. This powerful approach can promote improved function and comfort in people suffering from cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, chronic pain and neurological disorders.
Restorative Yoga can be considered "the most gentle asana based yoga on the planet" and, as such, is appropriate for elite athletes looking for a way to "recharge" after exhaustive exercise and severely disabled people alike as the only "challenge" presented in this discipline is to focus the mind on the present while releasing the body fully into the comfort provided by the props.
Bill Gallagher uses restorative yoga therapeutically in New York City (NYC).
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