What are the differences between restorative yoga and yin yoga?

What are the differences between restorative yoga and yin yoga?

It makes sense that restorative yoga and yin yoga are sometimes confused with one another. These two practices are similar in many ways. They’re both slow, receptive, calming, cooling, and oftentimes, they both emphasize contemplative teachings.

These two practices do have some essential differences though. I often get asked how these two forms of yoga are different from each other, so watch the video and read the post to learn more:

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Yoga Posture Basics :: Legs up the Wall / Viparita Karani

Yoga Posture Basics :: Legs up the Wall / Viparita Karani

Viparita Karani or "legs up the wall" can be used in an active yoga practice, in a yin yoga or restorative yoga practice. It's a deeply nourishing pose that is very revitalizing for the lower body. It's also very calming for the nervous system.

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How to Improve Your Sleep Naturally

How to Improve Your Sleep Naturally

Of course we all occasionally have a night where we can’t sleep very well. But when a lack of sleep becomes a more regular occurrence it can create all kinds of issues with your mood, immunity and hormonal system. If you can’t lose those extra pounds, if you tend towards anxiety, or depression or if you wish your skin would clear up you’ll want to watch this.

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Yoga Posture Basics : Reclined Bound Angle / Supported Butterfly Pose

Yoga Posture Basics : Reclined Bound Angle / Supported Butterfly Pose

This posture is a wonderful pose to integrate into your practice due to its restorative and restful effect on the body. Take your time to set it up, and enjoy!

Reclined bound angle posture (supported butterfly pose) helps to open the chest, lungs, heart, abdomen, and pelvis. Its one of the best postures we have for women during the menstrual cycle and helps to alleviate the effects of stress on the body.

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What is Restorative Yoga?

What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga is one type of practice we can use to emphasize the healing benefits of yoga. In today's busy world taking time to rest and recuperate is essential if we are to maintain wellness. In restorative yoga we use lots of props and passive longer held postures to relieve stress and find balance. The larger history of yoga practice dates back at least 2000 years and includes physical and spiritual practices. While all types of yoga have the potential to be therapeutic the more active physical forms may at times need to be tempered with slower more restorative poses. At times the stronger forms of practice may not be appropriate. Due to the use of extensive props, and attention to supporting the body restorative yoga is very helpful for injuries, stress, or weakness.

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