In its simplest form, yoga is a tool to help us control our breath. Breathing more slowly and deeply instantly helps to relax our minds and bodies and gives us an energy a boost. It’s no wonder yoga is known as a powerful antidote to stress.
These five restorative poses are for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. And you don’t need any props. A mat is great if you have one, but if not, you can just sit comfortably on the floor–or venture outside to your patio or backyard. Find a quiet place where you can be alone for just five minutes. Try this mellow sequence after you wake up to start your morning in a positive, peaceful way that will stay with you throughout your day.
Want to take a deeper dive into restorative yoga? Check out this class with Coach Sara S.