5 Restorative Poses for Deep Relaxation

March 28, 2014    BY Narween Otto

Restorative poses bring a quiet inner stillness that connects you to yourself and disconnects you from stress. These deeply relaxing poses calm and rebalance the nervous system, ground you, and serve as a gateway to meditation. They also give a passive stretch to the body. Narween shows you how to arrange props for maximum comfort and guides you to rest in five restorative poses: a gentle backbend over blankets, a reclining twist, reclining cobbler’s pose, legs-up-the-wall, and shavasana, or corpse pose.

Props: yoga mat, 3 blankets, and 2 yoga blocks.

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Narween Otto
Narween Otto is a mix of Vietnamese and Australian and calls NYC home. She has been a student of Yoga since 1995 and started teaching in Los Angeles in 2002 after receiving her certification in Anusara style yoga. In 2004 she traveled to India to live in the ashram of her Guru, Swami Chidvilasananda, teaching Hatha Yoga as her seva (selfless service) while studying meditation, yoga scripture and Ayurveda. Wanting to learn more about movement and to heal her own chronic low back issues Narween... Read more>>

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