Restorative Yoga Poses:
Each pose listed below includes the benefits, technique involved, contraindications, and breathing technique recommended for the pose. They can be combined into varying sequences depending on your needs.
You will find restorative yoga poses for backbends, forward folds, inversions, and twists. You will also find links for classic restorative yoga poses as well as yoga breathing techniques. Each pose includes a photo as well as detailed step-by-step instruction.
Restorative Yoga Forward Folds:
Paschimottanasana, Supported Foward Fold
Salamba Balasana, Supported Child’s Pose
Adho Mukha Virasana, Downward Facing Supported Hero
Janu Sirsasana, Head-To-Knee Forward Fold
Upavistha Konasana, Supported Wide-Angle Pose
Classic Restorative Yoga Poses
Baddha Konasana, Supported Bound Angle
Savasana, Supported Corpes Pose
Salamba Supta Virasana, Supported Reclining Hero’s Pose
Advasana, Prone or Reverse Corpse Pose
Jyestikasana, Superior Pose
Makarasana, Crocodile Pose
Ardha Padmasana, Half Lotus Pose
Vajrasana, Thunderbolt Pose
Salamba Supta Padangusthasana, Supported Hand to Big Toe Pose
Restorative Yoga Breathing Techniques:
Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise
These poses are gentle and relaxing. They are outlined in a way so that they are safe and easy to perform. However, nothing is better than the in-person advice from a yoga instructor specializing in restorative yoga poses. If you have any medical concerns, seek the advice of a medical professional before attempting restorative yoga poses.