Go deep within yourself to understand the relationship between consciousness, mind, and body with the ancient yogic practice of yoga nidra, yogic sleep with awareness. Yoga nidra is taught to help students master their sleep, to engage and gain control of the autonomic nervous system, to reduce internal tension, and to help alleviate many illnesses and diseases of old age. The 5-step process of yoga nidra includes light stretching; exercise without movement; systematic relaxation, breath awareness, and sleep with awareness. Shift consciously from one state to another—from waking, to sleeping, to dreaming.
A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends.
ADAPTIVE CHAIR YOGA
Chair yoga is suitable for individuals who are unable to participate in a traditional yoga class, due to aging, injury or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility, increases range of motion, and strengthens personal body awareness. Clients can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation methods with the support and assistance of a chair.
(Definition provided via Yoga International & Yoga Journal)