Free Downloadable Restorative Yoga Lesson Plan Created Using The Yoga Genie Lesson Planner
The short version is perfect for taking into class with you. It’s short and sweet.
The long version has everything you need to practice the lesson plan before getting to class. You can take it to class with you (but you may prefer to take the short version). The long version is a great handout to give to your students, especially your one-to-one students. It immediately shows your professionalism, and increases your expertise in the eyes of your students.
I’ve also included a downloadable “Om” yoga class handout for you (perfect for a restorative yoga class).
Lesson Plan Overview
Click play to watch George create the restorative yoga lesson plan using the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner
Restorative Yoga: Antithesis Of No Pain No Gain Mentality
A restorative yoga practice is the antithesis of the “no-pain-no-gain” mentality.
Restorative yoga is a no-pain-loads-of-gain mentality.
Restorative yoga doesn’t do force.
It does release.
Life for most of us is fast. We’re all rushing about. There’s nothing wrong with rushing, but we humans don’t do sometimes rushing, we do constant rushing. We do relentless-on-the-go-rushing. It’s as if we believe that stopping, slowing, or calming will cause instantaneous death. Guess what. It won’t. The only thing that will die is any self-hatred that stagnates within you.
Have you ever asked yourself…
“What am I running away from?”
If you ask the question enough, you’ll discover it’s you. You’re running away from you.
You are lovely.
You are fabulous.
You are perfect.
Benefits Of Restorative Yoga
- Enhances flexibility
- Deeply relaxed body
- Softens and surrenders the monkey mind
- Improves capacity for healing and balancing
- Balances nervous system
- Boosts the immune system
- Develops compassion toward others
- Develops compassion toward self
- Enhances mood states.
- Slows down the pace of life
- Soothing to the Nervous System
- Encourages mindfulness
- Cultivates heightened body awareness
- Recovery from illness