Restorative Yoga is either strongly embraced or valiantly avoided by many students in Western societies. Why is it so difficult for us to find rest throughout the day, whether at the start of the morning, midway through the day, or in the evening before bed?
Secondly, why do we not appreciate the time during our work day for rest and relaxation? Often times we are punishing ourselves and constantly staying plugged in - running on auto-pilot, trying to roll with the punches of all the notifications, emails, messages, and updates we think we will be missing out on.
The human body does not operate at the same consistency and productivity level for all hours of the day, each day of the week if optimal rest is not attained each night and day. In healthy individuals, our circadian rhythms allow our metabolic rates and energy to be highest first thing in the morning when the sun rises, and both variables decrease throughout the day.Read More