Restorative Yoga: Relax. Restore. Re-energize. (Paperback)
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Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul through restorative yoga.
Are you seeking balance, healing, and a calmer mind? Unlike active styles of yoga that focus on stretching and movement, restorative yoga emphasizes mindful rest by using props to support your body in complete comfort and relaxation—no flexibility required! Whether you already practice yoga or are just getting started, Restorative Yoga is your step-by-step guide to deepening the connection between your body and mind.
Here's what you'll find in this highly visual guide:
• Practical information on the amazing benefits of restorative yoga
• 39 restorative yoga poses, each featuring beautiful photography and detailed, step-by-step instructions to take you from start to finish, with simple modifications to suit any body type, including for pregnant yoga practitioners
• 17 healing sequences for a variety of physical, mental, and emotional conditions including anxiety, insomnia, depression, headaches, and shoulder or back pain
• Expert guidance for choosing and using props (including items you already have at home), practicing safely, creating a peaceful space, using breathing techniques to calm your mind, and more
About the Author
Caren Baginski (she/her/hers) is a yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and author who has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2009, with a special interest in female empowerment. Her YouTube channel has more than 2 million views and gives people from around the world permission to slow down and do less. Through Held, her online spiritual yoga community, and her Being Enough program, she helps women release critical, negative self-talk that says they’re not “doing enough” or “good enough.” In addition to Restorative Yoga, Caren is trained in Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa Yoga, and has completed an 800-hour Yoga Therapy program through Inner Peace Yoga Therapy. She is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. A former journalist with a BSJ degree from Ohio University, Caren’s writing has appeared in Yoga Journal and Mantra Wellness magazine, among other publications in the home, health, and wellness industries. You can learn more at www.carenbaginski.com.
"These turbulent times call for more ease in our lives. Whether you’re rolling out a mat for the first time or have practiced yoga for decades, Baginski’s Restorative Yoga will ease you into your day and help you sleep better at night. The soothing practices are beautifully photographed and clearly explained with detailed instructions on entering and transitioning out of each pose. The author’s guidance cues your awareness to the sensations you are experiencing, keeping you in the present moment of the posture and out of whatever worries may have been present when you began. The photos and stunning layout and design offer serenity before you even roll out your mat. Caren Baginski is the best kind of yoga teacher. Her soothing narrative voice prompts us to breathe and to feel and to let go of whatever we don’t need to carry off the mat. If you’re like me, this book won’t stay on your shelf for long. It will be your companion as you practice."—Amy Weintraub, Yoga Therapist and founder, LifeForce Yoga. Author of Yoga for Depression, Yoga Skills for Therapists and the forthcoming Temple Dancer
"I love this book! It is so well organized and presented that—just like the practice of Restorative Yoga itself—it puts the reader at ease. With beautiful photos and great instruction, it provides the reader all they need to know in order to prepare the body, calm the mind and experience the wonders of Restorative Yoga. I highly recommend this comprehensive yet simple and practical handbook."—Michele Lawrence, C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist and Founder/Director of Inner Peace Yoga Therapy