Sphere Mama - Yoga Classes, Support and Education. Serving Women, Men and Children, all Body Types. Specializing in Classes for Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum/ Parenting Time. Santa Fe / Los Alamos, NM.

Gentle and Restorative Yoga

Gentle / Restorative Yoga Classes

This class for Men and Women and is ideal for students of all levels who are looking for a relaxing and gentle practice. The class will bring you through various Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation).

During each session, you will use bolsters, straps, blocks and blankets to help you feel comfortable within each pose, helping you get a deeper opening in places that tend to store tension, such as back, neck, shoulders, eyes and feet. You will surely feel refreshed, restored and younger. This is an excellent class for people recovering from illness, injury, or stress and in the process of healing. The first 15-20 minutes of the class consists of gentle movements to warm up the muscles and joints.  Then we completely restore the body and mind with deliciously slow poses.  Restorative postures (resting over blankets and bolsters) held for long periods of time, fused with breath and meditation allow for the release of both physical and mental tension.  A long, guided savasana will be offered to create space for body and mind to drop into stillness.  Aromatherapy is usually used in this class.

Anyone can attend this class.  Including those with-

Specific issues appropriate for Gentle / Restorative Yoga

Emotional Health Issues

* Stress management

* Anxiety

* Depression

* Problems with Focus and Attention

Structural Issues

* Back or neck pain or strain

* Muscle, ligament, or tendon strains in any area of the body

* Joint pain and immobility, including knee, wrist, hip and shoulder joints

* Chronic diseases

* Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological issues

* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

* Asthma and other Respiratory health issues

* Digestive issues, including colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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