This will have you floating

This will have you floating

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Restorative Yoga

But what exactly makes this style of yoga unique? Here are some of the benefits a restorative yoga practice has to offer.

Slows Down the Pace of Life

Restorative yoga is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo.

Soothing to the Nervous System

The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level.

Encourages Mindfulness

Restorative yoga could just as easily be called “mindful yoga” due to the expanded awareness of self and body that comes through the practice. Slower movements cultivate space for a deeper experience of the poses and the breath. Awareness of the physical sensations, the thoughts or emotions that arise, or sounds in the environment, can all take on a much more profound significance in the depth of the restorative practice. Simply put, you’re able to notice and feel more of the world through your yoga experience.  READ MORE

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Goat Yoga | Would you try it?

Goat Yoga | Would you try it?

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It started as an experiment: Get a group of yogis together to practice yoga in a barn, then bring on the goats. This type of meditation might be unusual but people from around the world are finding the benefit (and fun) in it. According to Lainey Morse, the owner of Goat Yoga in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, fans have fallen in love with this type of animal therapy so much so that there is already a 600 person waiting list. 

Book your next Goat Yoga Class HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• Social goats wandering around

• People love the interaction with the goats

• There’s a 600 person waiting list

• The class is an hour

• Lose interest

• They own the show

• Goats are very mischievous

• They’ll nibble on the yoga mats

• Snuggle with you

• There’s something very therapeutic about goats

• Hang out in the barn

• Take goat selfies

• Snuggle with the goats

• It’s part of therapy

• People are desperate for something that is pure and peaceful

• Baby goats jumping around you

 

 

Join the Treevolution

Join the Treevolution

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In March 2017, Greenpop will be hosting their 7th annual Reforest Fest in the ancient Platbos Forest Reserve. But this isn’t just your ordinary festival! It is a chance to (re)connect with yourself, your fellow humans and with nature, help plant thousands of trees, dance to amazing live music, learn from eco-workshops, eat delicious food and much more. Last year, Greenpop planted 8.000 trees and this year they aim to plant another 8.000 trees ! Join them for a weekend of positive action and celebration ! Read more HERE

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Leaves under your feet
  • The dappled light through the trees
  • That you’re not just simply here on this earth
  • To go to work
  • To answer phone calls
  • To accept a more purposeful call
  • The wilderness
  • Just be in nature
  • Dance beneath the moonlight
  • Under a blanket of stars
  • Expand your mind
  • Use your imagination
  • Create something beautiful
  • Be part of replanting a forest
  • Growing a legacy
  • Reconnect with nature
  • Magic happens
  • Get back to your roots
  • Re-grow the southern most forest in Africa

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