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April 27, 2015
It is true that T Krishnamacharya's students (TKV Desikachar and BKS Iyengar) created styles which address yoga as therapy. Students from these styles are physical therapists, doctors, nurses, etc. These students became creative with yoga for purposes of helping their students. This is the origin of what we call Restorative Yoga.
The emphasis focuses on relaxing your body in restful postures. Restorative yoga allows the body to rest, renew and heal. Studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of this form of therapeutic yoga. Physical problems, such as high blood pressure and heart disease, can be influenced by psychological interventions, such as restorative yoga.
Restorative yoga assists in triggering the Parasympathetic nervous system, which is has the ability to balance the body and bring its response system back into complete balance. In turn, this will lower heart rate and blood pressure. Restorative yoga will stimulate the immune system and keep the endocrine system operating in peak condition.
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