Timeless Gentle Yoga offers Yoga and meditation to all in the Central Illinois area. With an emphasis on gentle, individualized instruction, classes may be private or small groups. Perfect for those who are new to Yoga as well as those seeking a deeper practice.
Yoga is an ancient, holistic approach to health and well-being. It is available to everyone. It is the practice of non-striving. Yoga is accepting yourself. It is not about doing, but rather being. Being in the present moment, using the breath to connect body, mind and spirit, and allowing each pose to unfold from inside.
Timeless Gentle Yoga provides group yoga instruction at Trailhead. In addition private yoga sessions, semi-private yoga sessions, and small group yoga sessions may be scheduled at mutually convenient times. With the technology of FaceTime and Skype, sessions are available even through cyberspace.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga and Meditation
There are so many benefits. Here are the major ones:
- Increases flexibility
- Improves balance
- Strengthens the spine
- Develops lung capacity
- Helps with concentration
- Calms the nervous system
- Releases tension
- Provides better sleep
- Improves your posture
- Lubricates joints
- Supports connective tissue
- Improves bone health
- Reduces chronic pain
Restorative Yoga is a specific style of Yoga developed to help you practice poses with a minimal amount of effort. These postures support your body and bring it into balance by both stimulating and relaxing it. The effect of these soothing, calming poses allows the body to find its innate healing process. This specific style of Yoga can reduce the effects of stress and bring greater health and well-being to those who practice regularly. Previous experience is not required for Restorative Yoga.
Meditation can be practiced by anyone willing to let go of limiting beliefs and enter with a beginners mind. Meditation is an ancient method used to quiet the mind. This tenet of Eastern philosophy has found its way into Western cultures where people from all backgrounds include it in a healthy lifestyle. There are many techniques available. I recommend each person explores the various methods and settles on the one to move more deeply into. Your curiosity will lead you into your vast inner landscape.