Restorative Yoga for Beginners | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 401

by Melissa West on September 15, 2017

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Restorative Yoga for Beginners


Because we live in a fast-paced world where we are running all the time, we suffer from insomnia and do not get adequate rest are often completely exhausted physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually. Restorative yoga gives us time to restore our energy. In restorative yoga we are practicing supported, passive yoga poses. With the use of yoga props such as bolsters, blocks, blankets and walls your body is supported into a state of recovery. This is yoga for anxiety and stress relief.

The supportive, passive poses of restorative yoga allow your body to access your parasympathetic nervous system or your rest and digest. In every restorative yoga class your spine will be moved in forward bends, sidebends, backbends and twists so that if you experience back pain you can rest assured knowing that your back will be cared for as well.

The support of the props allow you to let go into the poses. Restorative yoga is a time to completely take care of yourself and surrender into the yoga poses. When you come into supported yoga poses in a restorative yoga class you can let go into a level of healing for your body, mind, spirit, emotions, and energy that is available only when you are completely supported.

Let go of all effort in restorative yoga poses. In fact, the reason why we use the props is to bring the pose to you. Fill any space between you and the ground with added cushions or blankets.

If you benefited from today’s class we have over 30 beginner yoga classes that I will link to in our show notes:

We also have over 10 original, exclusive restorative yoga classes in our membership community for anxiety, digestion, spring, menstruation, adrenal glands and exhaustion, winter, illness, exhaustion, and back pain ranging from 18 minutes to 2 hours. We would love to welcome you into our membership community where we keep our best value added content for our members and will support you in your restorative yoga practice.

Props Needed: Wall, yoga bolster, yoga blocks

Yoga Poses/Asanas: Legs up the wall or viparita karini, reclined bound angle pose or supta baddha konasana, child’s pose or balasana, prone twist with bolster, savasana or corpse pose

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