A Simple Supported Backbend
This is a gentle, therapeutic style of Yoga that uses props to support the body to deepen the benefits of the poses. It is a soothing and nurturing practice that promotes the effects of conscious relaxation.
Judith Lassater is perhaps the most well-known proponent, teacher and author on Restorative Yoga. In her book Relax and Renew she writes, "I often refer to restorative yoga poses as "active relaxation." By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and...