Oceanside Restorative Yoga

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
4.693395
Average: 4.7 (212 votes)
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Duration:
54
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52

Mmmmm.... this class is deliciously warm and cozy. Melissa lulls you into a state of deep relaxation, while gently opening the body and listening to the mesmerizing sounds of the ocean. Press play and get ready for this beautiful oceanside restorative yoga class to win you over.

Equipment: Bolster
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety/Stress

Comments

David Hazen 2 months ago

I am new to yoga, 76 and a bit stiff. I enjoy practicing restorative yoga with Melissa, and she says to use pillows, blocks or other support several times, during twists or bends, underneath arms or legs that don’t make it flat onto the floor or bolster. Why is this important? I thought that I might eventually stretch into that posture if I did not support the hovering knees or shoulders by breathing into the stretch.

Melissa Krieger 2 months ago

Great question! In Restorative Yoga we are encouraging deep relaxation in the body rather than a deep stretch with a lot of sensation. We use the bolsters and props to hold us and support us thus it doesn't feel like as big of a stretch as other yoga practices. If you like the slower classes but still want a deep stretch with more sensation you night try some of Nyk Danu's classes, she teaches Yin on DYWM. She also does a great job of explaining the difference between the two styles of yoga if you want to learn more! She monitors her comments as well if you want to chat with her. Hope this helps!

David Hazen 2 months ago

Thank you, Melissa! I will try Nyk's Yin Yoga for Beginners and let you know how it feels for me.