Claudia Zaragoza instructs the following:
This class offers a nurturing blend of long-held passive poses with varying degrees of intensity and relaxation. Yoga props, such as blankets and blocks, are used to support the body through the poses. Holding poses for long periods allows our body to go beyond just muscle stretching to reach the fascia (muscle lining) and connective tissue. Each posture brings an opportunity to observe the body, disengage the mind, and ultimately tune into the silence of meditation.
Restorative yoga has subtle effects on the body’s chemical balance and promotes a healthy function of the nervous system that can help alleviate chronic conditions, such as migraine headaches, insomnia, stress, and anxiety. This quiet practice sharpens intuition, strengthens our resolve, and cultivates compassion for us and for others.