Restorative yoga utilizes props to help students maintain poses passively.
Balanced Bodies offers restorative yoga classes in the heart of midtown Tulsa.
What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative yoga is different than many other yoga classes. Restorative yoga incorporates bolsters, blankets, blocks, and other props, allowing yogis to hold poses passively while still receiving many of the benefits of active stretching.
With the aid of the props, you can relax into the poses and they can be held for a much longer time. This allows you to focus on breathing, relaxing deeply, and clearing your mind.
What you need to know?
Since many of the athletes that train with us already receive cardio and practical exercise through their chosen sports (such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), restorative yoga offers a contrasting style that complements the other training.
# What to wear, what to bring
The number one thing you should be concerned with is your comfort. The number two thing is your clothing's ability to allow you breath and stretch without restricting your movement.
Most women wear leggings to class (and, honestly pretty much everywhere) as well as a supportive sports bra. If you feel more comfortable in shorts and a tank top or t-shirt, or even sweat pants, that's totally OK!
Men tend to wear shorts or sweat pants and a t-shirt or compression shirt.
If you have your own yoga mat, please bring it with you. If you do not, we have sterilized yoga mats available for your use during your trial period.
Lastly, if you have a water bottle, bring it! Hydration is important and you'll need to replace fluids you'll definitely be sweating out.
# Pro tips
If it's your first class, show up to class a little early so you can fill out the paperwork and discuss any concerns you have before the class starts.
Make sure to turn off or mute your mobile phone and any other electronics you brought with you. Your yoga class is your time to focus on you.
# Benefits of Balance Yoga
Increase your body's strength and flexibility, especially through your core.
Improve your balance and coordination through controlled movements.