The Purpose of Restorative Yoga

All types of yoga offer extensive support for physical health and conditioning, as well as the promotion of spiritual awareness; but one type is particularly effective at reversing the effects of burning, fatigue, and exhaustion: Restorative Yoga.

Restorative yoga differs from most of its peers in that it uses a variety of supports, all designed to keep poses (asanas) as minimal, simple and relaxing as possible. This is devotional yoga; Devotion to the body, the mind and finally to the mind itself. You can learn restorative yoga and related forms via Sewall House Yoga Retreat to make your body flexible.

Sometimes life seems to be working against us, not us, and this struggle causes stress, burnout, and even a small amount of persistent and hidden anger. This constant negative background noise becomes a constant drain on energy levels which will only continue to increase if left untreated.

Restorative yoga focuses on making it accessible to beginners from the start. An entire asana session can consist of just a few poses, in a 10-20 minute session; but the struts make it quite comfortable despite the length.

This session should start with a light warm-up to prepare the body to hold the pose for a long time. During actual posture, supports – such as blankets, pillows, blocks, supports, walls, towels, or mats – can be adjusted if necessary until a comfortable point for comfort and support is reached.