When I first began my yoga journey, I fell in love with the rhythm and athleticism of Ashtanga yoga. I loved the challenge, I loved the sweat, I loved the repetition of sequencing.
Today, I'm not an Ashtanga enthusiast.
Something opened inside me when I found Vinyasa yoga. The fluidity, the breath centered dance. I reveled in the smooth movement, I learned to love the unpredictable sequencing of each class. In the moment. I was totally in the moment.
Today, I still adore Vinyasa yoga, but.....
Restorative yoga has my heart! Restorative yoga more than any other type has provided me with both an anchor and wings. It has allowed me the precious time to journey deep inside (never underestimate the power of meditation...especially if you're a mom of toddlers and are doing for others every second of every day not blocked out for yoga), the courage to tell my thoughts to be still and the strength to surrender.
So....where does the title, 5 Restorative Yoga Poses for Relaxation fit into this billowy wave of yogic nostalgia?
I'm getting there...
A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for the website Sivana Spirit- 5 Restorative Yoga Poses for Relaxation.
Honestly, I can think of no better form of yoga to turn to in times of stress, anxiety, depression or panic.
You can check out the piece I wrote here.
In it, I carefully outlined my favorite, go-to..."I've had a bad day and I need a remedy asap (that doesn't involve wine... yet)" poses.
I hope these 5 Restorative Yoga Poses for Relaxation bring you as much peace and grounding as they've brought me!