Restorative and Yin Yoga

10 Restorative Yoga Videos for Improved Circulation

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.Supported Restorative Backbends 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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Restorative Inversions - Fearless Heart
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Our body temples hold the wisdom of our heart interlaced with the essence of the soul. In this 8-part Fearless Heart series, Grokker Yoga Expert Daniella Cotreau will guide you to know yourself and the body intimately. This video will move you into slow, long held inversions saturated with deep meditative breathing and quiet thoughtfulness. As you rest the body upside down, you will reverse blood flow and increase circulation in the upper body and brain. Throughout the series, she will focus on creating a life with clarity and inner wisdom, and provide you with the basic foundation of understanding yourself more deeply. Appropriate for all levels.
8. Yoga for Better Sleep: Resolve Stress
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Power down. Train your body to down-regulate, even amidst high stress situations. Often, we are unable to connect with our source of inner stillness, and restore into a center of calm. In this series, Grokker Yoga Expert Lisa Sanfilippo guides you through a sequence to ease you into your own bliss. This Grokker Premium video is all levels.
9. Yoga for Women: Happy Ovaries
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Remember the essence of you. This Grokker Premium video on yoga to strengthen the reproductive system will explore your creative rhythm and passion. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell to soothe the mind with the pace of your heartbeat, then settle your awareness beyond into a uniquely receptive, yet passionate and productive space.
10. 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.
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