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Types of Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga

What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga is a gentle style of practice that is intended to relax the body and help relieve tension. Using props as support, restorative poses are often held for a long period of time. Typically, a restorative yoga class will only include about 4-6 postures, while utilizing bolsters, blankets, straps and blocks to allow the body to sink deeply into each asana.


This style of yoga began with the teachings of renown yogi, B.K.S. Iyengar, and can be used as a method of deep relaxation, healing, and injury recovery. Restorative yoga differs from other types of yoga in that it is much slower, involves fewer postures, and focuses on peaceful, tension release—without straining or active stretching. Along with relieving muscle tension and relaxing the body, restorative yoga poses offer numerous additional benefits.


Who it’s for
  • Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced yogis
  • Anyone recovering from illness or injury
  • Anyone seeking relief from tension, stress, or anxiety
Who it’s not for
  • Anyone looking for a fast-paced, athletic yoga routine
How it will help you
  • Gently relieves muscle tension 
  • Relaxes the body and mind
  • Relieves stress and pain
  • Balances the nervous system
  • Soothes aching joints and muscles
How it will not help you
  • Everyone can benefit from restorative yoga
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