Restorative yoga has some great benefits and has been studied by National Institute of Health. It reduces stress and cortisol. There is even evidence (the NIH study) that it can help with weight loss due to the lowering of cortisol. Even though it is passive, it is energizing. It helps to balance the mind and the body. The poses are usually propped with blankets and blocks, and they are held for longer periods of time, perhaps 5 – 20 minutes. We often receive requests for restorative yoga so we thought we'd try a class. It is great for everyone....beginners to advanced.
Here are two links that will take you to more information:
National Institute of Health
Introduction to Restorative Yoga