Restorative Poses

Classic Restorative

by Restorative Yoga Poses on April 14, 2011

Baddha Konasana, Supported Bound Angle Pose 
 Savasana, Supported Corpes Pose
 Supta Virasana, Supported Reclining Hero’s Pose Supta Padangusthasana

, Supported Hand to Big Toe pose Advasana, Prone or Reverse Corpse Pose Jyestikasana, Superior Pose 

Makarasana, Crocodile Pose 
Ardha Padmasana, Half Lotus Pose
 
Vajrasana, Thunderbolt Pose


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Inversions

by Restorative Yoga Poses on April 14, 2011

Viparita Karani, Legs-up-the-Wall Pose
 Setu Bandhasana, Supported Bridge Pose 

Uttana Shishosana, Supported Puppy Pose 
 Legs on a Chair Pose


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Supported Hand to Big Toe Pose, Salamba Supta Pandagusthasana

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 29, 2011

Benefits: This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings, groins, and calves. It may help reduce back pain and sciatica. Some reports claim benefits in reducing high blood pressure and improving fertility with practice of this pose. Props: Towel Roll, Wall, Block, Strap Technique: 1) Place your mat perpendicular to the wall. Sit down onto the […]

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Uttana Shishosana, Supported Puppy Pose

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 19, 2011

Benefits: Excellent pose to stretch shoulders and spine. Opens chest and allows for deeply relaxing breaths. Props: Blanket, Pillow, Bolster Technique: 1) Begin on all fours in Table Top position. Adjust the shoulders directly above the wrists and the hips just above the knees. Place a pillow or bolster over both calves up against the […]

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Ardha Padmasana, Half Lotus Pose

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 10, 2011

Benefits: This pose helps to calm the brain and ease sciatica and menstrual pain. Ease of childbirth has been reported with consistent practice throughout pregnancy. Props: Pillow Technique: 1) Start in Dandasana with your back straight and your legs extended. 2) Bend your left knee and position your left foot on top of your right […]

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Crocodile Pose, Makarasana

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 10, 2011

Benefits: May offer relief from upper and lower back pain including herniated discs. May help to reduce tension and anxiety. Also known as a helpful pose for treating asthma as it allows chest/lung expansion. Props: Yoga Mat Technique: 1) Relax on your belly with your arms folded on the mat above your head. 2) Rest […]

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Jyestikasana, Superior Pose

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 10, 2011

Benefits: May offer relief from upper and lower back pain including herniated discs. Props: Yoga Mat, Small Towel Roll Technique: 1) Lie prone with the forehead resting onto the floor or tightly rolled towel roll depending on comfort. 2) Interlock hands or place left over right on the back of the head, palms down. 3) […]

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Advasana, Reverse Corpse Pose

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 6, 2011

Benefits: May help relieve lower and upper back pain including slipped discs. May assist in digestion. Props: Towel Roll or Two Pillows Technique: 1) Lie on your stomach with your forehead resting onto the towel roll or pillows positioned in a V shape so that there is room to breath without crunching or over-stretching the […]

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Salamba Supta Virasana, Supported Reclining Hero’s Pose

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 6, 2011

Benefits: This pose is a modification of Virasana. It provides a supported stretch to the abdomen, thighs, and deep hip flexors. It also improves digestion and helps to relieve menstrual pain. Props: Block, Bolster, Towel Roll Technique: 1) Begin by sitting onto a block (positioned to the low or middle setting) with a bolster positioned […]

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Supta Padangusthasana

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 5, 2011

Benefits: This pose helps to stimulate relaxation and digestion while reducing backache, sciatica, and menstrual discomfort. It offers a deep stretch to the hips, thighs, hamstrings, groins, and calves. Also, it has reported therapeutic benefit for high blood pressure, flat feet, and infertility. Props: Strap, Block, Folded Blanket Technique: 1) Position your mat with the […]

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