The power of restorative yoga is real and available to you at any time in your home. In this article, you’ll find 5 ways to use props for a restorative yoga practice.
In case you don’t have props, get creative and know that you can always modify using what you have in your home – pillows, towels, scarves, large books.
I like a sweaty and powerful practice, but I have discovered the power of restorative yoga in the last few years.
Sometimes in the yoga practice and life, less is more. We think that power comes from doing more, working harder, pushing, and forcing. Yet there is so much power in surrender, in letting go and inviting in ease and grace into life.
Restorative yoga invites us to slow down and let go. It teaches us to create space, listen and relax.
The goal is to rest and set your body up so that you give it permission just to be, relax, loosen, and support from the inside out.
Unlike other yoga styles, here, you’ll hold the poses for more extended periods – up to 5 minutes. You use yoga props to set the body up to be as comfortable as possible.
Sometimes restorative classes can present quite a challenge. Many yoga students may find it challenging to find stillness both on the mat and within their daily lives.
Here lies the lesson. Your mat is your mirror. So, allow yourself to be present to whatever comes up.
You’ll be amazed by the fact that the body opens up with each breath.
If you’re curious, take your props, and let’s start.
Supported Child Pose
Supported Side-Lying Pose
Supported Reclined Butterfly
Supported Supine Bound Angle Pose
Legs Up The Wall
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