Restorative Yoga: Postures for Stress, Pain, Chronic Fatigue, and Trauma
This course is an online course that combines live Zoom discussions and labs, pre-recorded lectures, and pre-recorded practices that will be the basis for experiencing and integrating restorative yoga into physical therapy practice.
It is well known that stress is an important contributor to overall quality of life, chronic pain and disease risk. Our society’s focus on high productivity and achievement often creates chronic fatigue and reduced ability to regulate our nervous systems. Sleep may be the only time a person actually rests during the day. For those who have survived trauma, even sleep is not restful. And so we stay in a state of stress that is difficult to manage.
Restorative yoga is an accessible practice that can teach patients (and practitioners) how to rest systematically, for short periods of time, on a regular basis to encourage the parasympathetic nervous system to balance with the sympathetic nervous system for improved neuroregulation. We will also talk about the difference between mediation and restorative yoga, and how they can support each other in order to support the ability to drop into relaxation.
Aug 12, 2023 8:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
NA - Registrants Attend this course via Zoom