So much to do, so little time. If you are like most people, your list of things to do is endless. Just as you cross something off, giving you a minor sense of accomplishment, another task gets added to the list. And it certainly seems like Restorative Yoga has no place on this endless list.
But while this may seem like a never-ending saga, the truth of the matter is that many of us thrive on checking off the boxes on our to-do lists, giving us a sense of accomplishment. In today’s society, many of us feed off of the “glorification of busy.”
With unbelievable emphasis placed on how many boxes we have checked off our list, we lose sight of the benefit of finding stillness.
The Glorification of Busy and How Restorative Yoga Fits In
When we think of moving our bodies to stay healthy, we often gauge the value of the workout by calories burned or how much we sweat.
Time is a precious commodity as it is a resource that we cannot recoup once spent, so we want the most bang for our buck.
Many people who have not experienced Restorative Yoga have the impression that it is the “relax and take a nap class” where we lay on the floor, supported by props and just chill out . . . not burning many calories, not sweating, not being productive.