Easy ways to recharge
In this hectic technological age, restorative yoga is a bountiful vehicle for easing tension and bringing forth a profound sense of calm. Try this deeply relaxing sequence, paired with introspective journaling, to get present and comfortable on and off yo
And while that may be true, restorative yoga is also an advanced practice that requires a tremendous amount of dedication, patience, skill, courage, and compassion. It can be a deeply transformative path toward selfawareness, insight, and emotional and spiritual growth.
While the practice presents a way to fasttrack calming your nervous system—thanks to supported resting postures designed to be held for long periods of time—it can be hard to shed the racing thoughts and tension that most of us carry throughout the day. In fact, restorative yoga is closer to a meditation practice than a movement practice. It challenges us to slow down, relax, and be with ourselves.
With each breath we take during restorative yoga, we consciously unwind. This creates an opportunity to release deep tension, which leads to ease in our bodies and minds and even helps us notice the ways in which we keep working and doing, physically and mentally—even when it’s not necessary.
I created the restorative yoga practice on the following pages to help you relax but also to help you transition back into your day-to-day pursuits in a more mindful way, so you can make more-nourishing choices all day long.