Let’s be real—we all need more rest. This hourlong restorative yoga practice with me on @YogaVibes delivers just that with three deeply relaxing poses. You’ll begin in a supine position, utilizing a chair to elevate your legs and release tension in the psoas and lower back. This practice is the antidote for frazzled nerves, a tweaked back, or insomnia.
Posts Tagged: Restorative Yoga
My newest video available at Yoga Vibes is a special treat for you: it’s restorative yoga! If you aren’t familiar with the practice, prepare to fall in love. It’s long holds of fully supported poses with the goal not to stretch but to let go completely. (If you find letting go tough, start off with… Read more »
Here’s a piece I wrote for Yoga for Aging Athletes in reply to the Buzzfeed hunchback incident. Let’s talk about the hunch! It’s been on my mind both over time—I have a prominently rounded, or kyphotic upper back, and have since childhood (one doctor called it “front to back scoliosis,” not what you want to hear… Read more »
Got a stage race in your future, or a distance relay? Coach Ian Torrence has some useful advice for you at iRunFar.com. I made some suggestions of three restorative yoga poses to help you unwind, unclench, and prepare for bed. Read them here. For more on recovery, see The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery. For a follow-along restorative… Read more »
The latest video from my Sequencing intensive is a combo of medium-spicy balance work and completely sweet restorative yoga. In this online yoga class, filmed during Day 5 of Sage’s Sequencing Yoga Classes from Welcome to Namaste, we warm up and move through two standing balance sequences, taking time to build slowly into each and… Read more »
Yesterday, I taught one of the more interesting classes I’ve had the pleasure to lead lately. Somewhat surreally, it took place on the main floor of the Smith Center under the lights, but what made it special—in fact, what makes most standout moments special—is the intention behind it. I’ve been working with the UNC men’s… Read more »
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, as I explain in my latest Active Yogi post. As athletes and as yogis, we spend a lot of time building comfort with discomfort. This is the purpose of training: We stress the body so that it can grow stronger. Without the stress of this… Read more »
My colleague Jeff Brown, who teaches our popular restorative yoga classes at Durham Yoga Company, and I are joining to teach a fun summer series: Yoga for Athletic Recovery. We’ll meet Sundays, June 23–July 14, 12:30–1:45 p.m., at the Durham Yoga Company. (Maybe you’d like to come straight from your run, or stop by Rue… Read more »
My latest entry for Serious Recovery describes one of my favorite unwinding poses: supported child’s pose. When your lower back is sore, your neck is tired, and your legs are shot, there’s little better than coming into supported child’s pose, a restorative version of a familiar yoga posture. You’ll receive a gentle stretch for your… Read more »
This week’s entry at the Active Yogi blog talks you through two lovely approaches to supported bridge. Please check it out, and share!