Isn’t all yoga restorative?
Yes. Although we use “Restorative Yoga” to describe a certain style of practice. When we do restorative yoga poses, we use yoga props or common household alternatives to organize our body into incredibly comfortable and supported shapes.
In a restorative yoga pose, your body will be gently held in place with your props. Once we get you set up in a shape, you’ll typically relax into it for 5-10 minutes. We can practice the full range of postures in a restorative manner – back bends, twists, forward folds, side bends, and inversions.
Restorative yoga is deeply relaxing and a counter to our fast-paced world.
Open Awareness Yoga turns to restorative practices for many reasons: