Appropriate for all ages, restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace, focusing on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. Unlike more active yoga styles such as vinyasa or Bikram, you can expect to hold a pose for 5 minutes or more, only performing a handful of poses in one restorative yoga session.
Gentle, supportive, and therapeutic are just a few words that describe restorative yoga. At its core, restorative yoga is a practice of passive healing.
Restorative yoga poses:
- Fish pose: This can help elongate your spine, release tension in your neck and shoulders, and open up your chest.
- Child’s pose: It has the ability to help relieve back and neck pain if your head and torso are supported.
- Corpse pose: For deep relaxation and stress relief, consider trying the corpse pose, also known as savasana.