With work deadlines, family responsibilities and everything going on in the world, people are more stressed out than ever. That’s where restorative yoga comes in.
In this type of yoga, you won’t find any downward facing dog, chaturanga or warrior II poses. Instead, the focus of restorative yoga is on stillness and relaxation. The use of props, like bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps, aids in that feeling—so you can work on being calm and clearing your mind instead of worrying about trying to place your body just so in triangle pose.
Research has found that restorative yoga may improve well-being and fatigue, improve quality of life, and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Yoga is also a promising tool for stress management.