Today I guided a beautiful group in a two-hour restorative yoga practice. Each shows up with a different reason for being there and all leave with a sense of calm. It is permission to do nothing for two hours. To feel the breath, relax, quiet the mind — think of nothing — and just be in different forms, stimulating different healing energies inherent in our bodies. Settling in to restorative poses brings about a deep sense of comfort and relaxation. An antidote to stress. One can say it is a form of meditation.
Restorative yoga uses props such as bolsters, blocks, blankets, pillows, etc. to allow the body to surrender, to let go of any muscular tension and relax. Once that physical rest and relaxation begins to take hold, there comes a