Relax, restore, and reconnect with these yoga poses.
Many who practice yoga think that the only poses worth doing are those that push the strength of your body and involve sweating profusely. However, every yogi could use a calm, restorative yoga sequence every so often, as it can offer many benefits for both body and mind. Some of the benefits of a restorative yoga practice include deepened mindfulness and introspection, a soothed nervous system, and feelings of total safety and relaxation.
Below are some recommended restorative yoga poses to help you reap those benefits. Hold each pose for at least a full minute to get the full effect.
By Allie Flavio
Thread the Needle
Seated Wide Angle
Seated Cat & Cow
Seated Gentle Twist
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All images courtesy of Allie Flavio.