Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a gentle, therapeutic
style of Yoga that uses props to support the body to deepen the
benefits of the poses. It is a soothing and nurturing practice that
promotes the effects of conscious relaxation.

Judith Lasater is perhaps the most well-known
proponent, teacher and author on Restorative Yoga. In her book
Relax and Renew she writes, “I often refer to
restorative yoga poses as “active relaxation.” By supporting the
body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to
move toward balance. Some poses have an overall benefit. Others
target an individual part, such as the lungs or heart. All create
specific physiological responses which are beneficial to health and
can reduce the effects of stress-related disease.”

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