Restorative and Yin Yoga

10 Beginner Restorative Yoga Videos

Leslie Perryman • March 17, 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 Forward Bends
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Restorative yoga takes many forms and in this class Judith Hanson Lasater will guide you through supported forwards bends and meditation. These two elements make a perfect pairing because forward bends lead us naturally and intuitively towards a meditative state. As a result of this practice you'll feel more open and aligned back body.
2. 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.
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. 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.
5. Bedtime Yoga
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Welcome to Celest's Bedtime Yoga. Using deeply restorative and meditative poses to calm and still your mind, this video will leave you feeling wonderfully relaxed and ready for bed. So grab your pajamas and join Celest on the mat for the ultimate bedtime yoga session.
6. Workplace Wellness: Ease Neck, Shoulder, and Wrist Pain
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Been sitting all day and starting to feel the effects? Take a few minutes from the comfort of your chair to join Grokker expert, Christina Robohm, as she guides you through a series of quick, seated stretches designed to ease neck, shoulder and wrist pain. Whether you rarely work out or are a seasoned athlete, you'll reap the benefits of these time-efficient stretches.
7. Beginners Yoga for Relaxation & Sleep, Flexibility Stretches for Stress, Anxiety & Pain Relief
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Beginners Yoga for Relaxation & Sleep, Flexibility Stretches to Help You Fall Asleep, Yoga for Stress In this Yoga workout video, Erica Vetra gives you 30 minute routine for sleep, deep relaxation, stress relief and anxiety. These gentle stretches will help you fall asleep and relieve pain and tension throughout the full body. This free beginners yoga class will resolve your trouble sleeping fast!
8. Corpse Pose - Yoga With Adriene
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Learn how to do the Corpse Pose with Adriene! This posture is often considered the MOST IMPORTANT asana in Hatha Yoga. I believe it and treasure this posture. Here we relax and often cool down at the end of a practice but you can practice the actions of Corpse Pose anytime & anywhere! Grab a blanket or a pillow and take a rest. Let the body be still and quiet. Turn your cell phone on airplane mode. (I know, it's hard for me too.) Relax! Renew! Rejuvenate! Breathe and reduce stress by quieting the mind and resting the body. You deserve it.
9. 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.
10. Restorative Backbends - Fearless Heart
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When we create harmony between love and power we become a positive agent of great change in everything and everyone around us. In this video, Grokker Yoga Expert Daniella Cotreau will show you how to balance the power of love. Through this 8-Part Fearless Heart Series, discover a more confident and radiant inner experience. Appropriate for all levels.
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