A Restful Practice for Better Health

It’s important to highlight that restorative yoga is a restful practice that involves holding poses (asanas) for a longer period of time with the help of additional props, such as blankets, bolsters, or yoga blocks

You can start your restorative yoga without props, but it may be difficult to hold some poses without them, particularly in the beginning. By using props for support, you put almost no effort into holding the pose. 

This practice of deep relaxation emphasizes the meditative aspect of yoga—the union of body and mind.

This practice of deep relaxation emphasizes the meditative aspect of yoga—the union of body and mind.

It’s important to pay attention to your breath and become aware of your sensations and thoughts. During a one-hour restorative yoga class, your yoga instructor may guide you through only five or six supported poses.

In a typical vinyasa class, you quickly move from one pose to another and as a result, you increase your flexibility and strength over time. This energetic style of yoga focuses on muscular engagement

I hope you now have a clear idea of what restorative really is. Let’s look at the key 5 unique restorative yoga poses. You should expect to hold each pose for at least 5 minutes, with or without props

An effective pose that helps with stress and fatigue, gently stretching the hips, spine, glutes, hamstrings, and shoulder muscles. Among the most popular yoga poses for hips, Child’s Pose is a relatively simple and gentle practice.

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