What's Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga usually involves upwards of six poses. In the practice, you are supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. The poses are held for 5 minutes or more. Restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends and generally practiced on the floor as opposed to standing.

Restorative Yoga Requires Props

In most yoga classes, you can get by without props, although I often recommend them. With restorative yoga, it's highly recommended to use props. Although specialized props are available, it's quite possible to practice this form of yoga with items found around your home.

Suggested Props

Here is a list of suggested props. In the video below, you'll see me go over some of the props that you will need to practice and what you can use from around your home instead of purchasing specialized ones. 

  • Bolsters of different shapes and sizes
  • Yoga blocks
  • Eye pillow
  • Sandbag
  • Chair
  • Yoga strap
  • Yoga blankets

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