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Restorative Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Winding down with a restorative practice after a long day might be just what the yoga doctor ordered. Here are some poses to help get you started.






Child's Pose - Before relaxing completely, press your palms into the ground with arms straight and elbows lifted, pushing your hips... More on Child's Pose >>








Happy Baby
- Lie down on your back, and bring knees into chest. Keeping knees deeply bent, bring bottoms of feet to face upward, and... More on Happy Baby Pose >>










Half Happy Baby
- Lie down flat on your back. Lift one knee and bend it toward your shoulder.  Keeping the knee bent.. More on Half Happy Baby Pose >>









Reclining Knee to Shoulder - Lie down flat on your back. Lift one knee and bend it toward your shoulder, using... More on Reclining Knee to Shoulder Pose >>








Reclining Eagle Twist
- Lie down flat on your back. Lift both knees up, bringing your feet right behind your hips. Keeping one.. More on Reclining Eagle Twist Pose >>









Reclining Goddess
- Lie down flat on your back. Lift both knees up, bringing your feet right behind your hips. Let your knees... More on Reclining Goddess Pose >>









Corpse Pose
- Relax. Follow your breath without trying to control it. Notice what’s going on in your body. Catch your thoughts as...More on Corpse Pose >>











Cow Face Pose
- From hands and knees, cross one knee behind the other, and rest it outside of the opposite calf... More on Cow Face Pose >>









Standing Forward Bend - Stand with your feet parallel, hip width apart. Fold forward over your legs, allowing your back, arms, and neck to release toward... More on Standing Forward Bend >>






Supported Bridge Pose


Supported Bridge Pose
- Lie down on your back, feet planted behind your hips, knees up. Lift your hips up to a comfortable level, and place a block under your... More on Supported Bridge Pose >>







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