Category Archives: Restorative Practices

Why restorative yoga?

Fifteen years ago I turned up at my yoga teacher's house in London for a one-to-one lesson. 'Ah' she said when she saw me. 'Restorative yoga today I think'. Once inside, she helped set me up in a restorative savasana. The eye pillow went on. I woke up one hour later. That was my lesson.…
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Restorative yoga sequence to ease anxiety

Restorative yoga is a powerful means of easing anxiety. It's a rescue remedy for the long-term. It offers relief, deep comfort and wellbeing while calming the nervous system. I was honoured to contribute a restorative yoga sequence to ease anxiety in the 2017 edition of Yogagenda. This is a beautiful annual planner, handbook and journal…
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Restorative yoga to breathe away stress

Stress touches all of us at some point. Chronic stress contributes or leads to a number of conditions such as insomnia, anxiety and digestive disorders. Restorative yoga helps us to manage stress in a gentle and profound way. Here is a short, simple restorative yoga practice that leads us towards diaphragmatic or deep, belly breathing.…
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Restorative yoga for happy hips

Struggling with tight hips? Find a new openness through release and surrender with this restorative yoga sequence. Tightness in the hips often comes from sitting all day, exercising a lot, or emotional tension – this part of our body is home to our sacral chakra, relating to our emotional identity. Feeling stuck here in some…
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