Child is the ultimate restorative pose. It's great to practice at the start of your session to bring you into your body and quiet your mind.
Restorative poses can be practiced for several minutes at a time. They are passive poses designed to increase flexibility, relax the body and mind and ease aches and pains. Blocks and pillows can be useful to give you additional support. You will find a number of restorative sequences in the Relaxation series.
Corpse or Final Resting pose usually comes at the end of the session. It is designed to allow your body to rest so that the benefits can integrate.
Happy Baby stretches the glutes, groin and hamstrings, relaxes the body, quiets the mind and can help to alleviate lower back pain.
Knees-To-Chest is essentially Child's pose on your back. It's great for releasing tension at the lower back and neutralising the spine.
Pigeon pose is a key hip opener for athletes that stretches the hip flexors, TFL and glutes and can help to alleviate lower back pain.
Puppy pose is a key restorative counterpose for athletes that targets the thoracic spine and releases tension at the lower back.
Ragdoll releases tension at the lower back and stretches the calves and hamstrings. You can bend your knees as much as you need to.
Reclining Butterfly is a restorative hip opener that stretches the groin and adductors and releases tension at the lower back.
Reclining Sidebend is a restorative pose that stretches the entire length of the side body—especially the obliques, intercostals and shoulders.
Reclining Spinal Twist is a key pose for athletes that can help to alleviate lower back pain, neck pain and pain in between the shoulder blades.
Wind-Relieving pose is crucial for athletes to release tension at the lower back and stretch the hip flexors—especially after a workout.