In a more restorative yoga class (like the ones I teach), it’s important to remember that stretching to or beyond the point of resistance creates tension; aim to release deep within the muscle groups which happens just a bit before we become aware of the sensation of stretch. Using props like yoga bricks, extra yoga mats, walls or pillows are helpful. And why it’s important to support the body in your postures if need be, so that you feel comfortable and sensation-neutral.
A Yen for Yoga
Yoga strengthens the mind and body, but sometimes the stress of daily life challenges our momentum. We hope this page inspires you and keeps you moving!