Restorative and Yin Yoga

10 Amateur Restorative Yoga Videos

Leslie Perryman • April 15, 2015
Slip into a quiet practice. Restorative yoga is a passive practice utilizing breathing exercises, long held posture, and props to deeply rest tissues of the body, and calm the mind.Don't be intimidated by the idea of taking up yoga. Yoga for beginners classes are designed specifically to ease you in gradually into a practice. Yoga poses in beginners classes are easy enough not to put off first timers but just hard enough to stretch your muscles and give you a real workout. What's more there is such a range and variety of yoga styles and instructors for beginners to try that you will certainly find the right yoga practice for you. Supported Restorative Forward Bends by Judith Hanson Lasater
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1. Supported Restorative Backbends
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This class is all about supported backbends. Bending forward is a large part of our daily routine. We lean forward and sit at the computer facing forward. These restorative poses, guided by Judith Hanson Lasater, will help undo the constant habit of this action to help you relieve tension and reduce pain. Backbends do not need to be strenuous or intense in order to feel the benefits. These poses are more about opening rather than stretching.
2. Restorative Savasana
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In a culture focused around doing more, having more, and getting more, it is crucial to learn and practice simple techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety. Savasana, or basic relaxation pose, is one of the most important and ancient poses in yoga. Join the amazing Judith Hanson Lasater and dedicate just 30-minutes of your day to savasana and learning how to just be. This class will leave you feeling rejuvenated, de-stressed and mentally clear.
3. Basic Restorative Inversions
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This practice will focus on two basic methods of restorative inversions. Inversions are poses in which your legs are higher than the heart and promote circulation, muscle recovery, and relaxation. Judith will first set you up in Legs up the Wall pose in which you will need two-three blankets, a yoga strap or belt, and eye pillow. The second basic restorative inversion is Legs on Chair in which you will need a chair with no arms and two blankets. Judith will be on hand to guide you through setting these poses up, easing you into the pose, and bringing you out after a period of relaxation.
4. 30 Minutes to Unwind
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Looking for a quick sequence to alleviate the body of stress and rejuvenate the mind? In this Grokker Premium video you will be guided through a short sequence to restore both the body and mind. Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, will guide you through two poses to shift into a more relaxed state that will help you to relax, rejuvenate, and open the heart and breath. All Levels.
5. Dragon Pose
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The Dragon pose will really do wonders for your hips!!! Practice it and feel it for yourself. It will help with sciatica and lower back.
6. Restorative Forward Folds & Twists - Fearless Heart
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Allow yourself to steep in the profound peace that is available to you the moment you release resistance to both inner and outer conditions and invite radical acceptance into your life. This restorative class is meant to aid in letting go and embracing every area of life. It can be easy to get caught up in wanting things to be different than they are, but we suffer most when we resist the present moment. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Daniella Cotreau through this 8-part Fearless Heart Series on cultivating deep inner awareness.
7. 15 Minutes to Bliss
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This guided meditation will lead you through a soothing sequence of supported poses to help you release tension from your fingers to your toes. Grokker Yoga Expert Matece Skow has skillfully created this practice that focuses on freeing both body and mind. Let go of the day and follow along with this video to fully inhabit a blissful and inner quiet.
8. Yoga for Partners Part 4
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Yoga specialist Allannah Law and partner Lou demonstrate part four of this series of postures which you can practice together. All up the four parts make a complete partner yoga practice. This a quick demonstration and is not traditional yin yoga video.
9. Restorative Heart-Opening Yoga
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Experience 60 minutes of restorative yoga bliss in this relaxing practice for opening the heart. In this class, you'll be guided through a sequences of poses to open the shoulders and upper back so you can rest more comfortably in supportive, heart opening backbends. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Talya Lutzker through this deeply relaxing sequence designed to ease stress, quiet restless thoughts, and bring you home to your hearts center.
10. Dragons Tutorial
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This video will explain the Yin Yoga version of the Dragons, which are the Yin Yoga versions of the Lunge. You will be shown alternatives and options and will learn about contraindications for the pose.
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