restorative

by

Reclining Bound Angle Pose

Reclining Bound Angle Pose is a variation on bound angle pose that creates a restorative version. I find it a very relaxing pose and sometimes more comfortable than corpse pose as the bent knees allow the lower back to rest against the floor more than straight knees. Sit with your legs straight out in front

by

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

If you spend a lot of time on your feet or just need to take a load off, Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose is a great restorative pose for your back, legs, and feet. You may add a blanket or a bolster under your lower back for more support, if you like. Sit on the floor close to

by

Hero Pose

Hero Pose is a great starting pose for a yoga practice and is also a wonderful restorative or meditation pose. From this pose, you can slide forward into cat pose, child’s pose, or even into downward dog. Kneel on the floor (on a folded blanket to pad your knees, shins, and feet if necessary), with

by

Child's Pose

A very important part of a complete yoga practice is taking advantage of restorative poses. Child’s Pose is a great way to rest after a series of difficult poses. Kneel on the floor. Extend your arms out in front of you and allow your forehead to rest on the floor. Separate your knees so your

by

Corpse Pose

Here is a wonderful restorative pose. It is called Corpse Pose for obvious reasons and is a really great way to end a yoga practice or a tough day at work. Sit on the floor with your knees bent, feet on the floor, and lean back onto your forearms. Inhale and slowly extend the right