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Restore & Rejuvenate

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How-To Approach This Class

Carling Harps

Restore & Rejuvenate

Carling Harps

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Lesson Info

2. How-To Approach This Class

Lesson Info

How-To Approach This Class

welcome. I'm so glad you've chosen to incorporate these practices into your routine. This plan consists of 6 30 minute restorative videos. Each video has its own really specific purpose from promoting better, more sound sleep to targeting those really overused muscle groups such as the glutes and hamstrings and quads that you might be working really intensely in other endeavors. This is a great plan for athletes, for desk workers, for travelers, pretty much for anyone who's got a body. If you've got a body and you feel stress or you're working really hard, it's important to remember to balance on the other end of that so you can use these videos on a daily basis, definitely if you have the time, but shooting for 2 to 3 times that we can really make an impact on your training regimens can improve your recovery times and help to prevent injuries. These practices are accessible to anybody, and all you really need is your body and a few cushy props, So a couple blankets, a bolster, a block...

and a strap are optimal. But anything you have around your house pillows, cushions, a belt, some books that you can get the job done with whatever you have. Thanks for joining. Get ready to feel your best

Class Description

Skill level: Beginner
Classes: 6
Time: 30 min
Cycle: 6 days

Before you can truly tap into your creativity, you need to clear your mind of all the noise and chatter of the surrounding world. A restorative yoga sequence helps you reach a level of calm, quiet and introspection so you can free yourself from the daily grind and explore the deepest parts of your psyche. In this restorative yoga for beginners series, you’ll learn how to:

  • Implement your own self-care routine
  • Counterbalance the hard, intense physical work you do every day
  • Release tension, increase mobility and relieve pain from overused muscle groups in your hips, legs, arms and shoulders
  • Reset and unwind to reduce stress, improve mood and help you sleep

Based in Los Angeles, Carling Harps is known for her lighthearted attention to detail and commitment to the growth of her students. She connects individuals to the practice through intelligent and informed sequencing, compassionate and intentional adjustments, and relevant alignment instruction. She has been featured in and contributed writing to publications such as Yoga International, Mantra Magazine and Yoga Digest. Carling will teach you a restorative yoga sequence that will help you:

  • Access your body’s unique needs
  • Create new connections and continue to find your center
  • Perform hatha postures and long yin holds

Workout Descriptions:

Active Reset
This low-impact, gentle flow yoga sequence is designed to build minimal heat and create space in your body through repetitive movement and opening.

Full-Body Yin
This yin yoga routine uses long relaxed holds to target fascia and tightened connective tissue in overused muscle groups across your body.

Nighttime Restorative
This evening yoga sequence is designed to cultivate a restful body and mind by blending calming postures, supportive props and deep breathing.

Restore: Hips and Legs
This calming yin yoga for hips and legs class combines hatha postures and long yin-style holds to help unravel the hips, glutes, feet and calves.

Restore: Shoulders and Arms
This yin yoga for shoulders and arms class combines restorative hatha postures and yin holds to target the upper back and shoulder girdle to relieve wrist pain and to soften overused muscles in the neck.

Restore: Side Body and Back
This yin yoga for back class combines hatha postures and long yin holds to help unlock the lower back and tired obliques, and create more space in the torso for fuller, clearer breath.