Lengthen your spine and strengthen the muscles in your low back. This series of strengthening backbends will encourage you to keep your body long and low to the floor. Backbends can be extremely healing to the body if done correctly with good alignment, awareness and a willingness to open the heart center. Recommended props: 1 blanket
This practice is all about keeping it simple with a combination of gentle movements followed by some delicious restorative postures. Once you begin to hold postures, be sure your body is comfortable and warm. Resist the temptation to chase after a stretch and give yourself permission to let go. Remember less is more when it comes to restorative yoga. Release yourself into sweet surrender. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 bolster, 2 blankets
Begin with a 5-minute meditation, and then move through a series of standing poses for strength and stability while you simultaneously open the psoas, side body, chest and shoulders. Mindful pauses throughout help you experience a deeper sense of presence as well as a fuller more effortless breath. End with a short relaxation and finish feeling more rooted and radiant.
Recommended props: 2 blocks