How To Do Restorative Yoga: For Home or in a Class
Restorative Yoga is a simple, safe, effective, non-invasive form of yoga that anybody can practice. Suitable for beginners through to advanced yoga practitioners and yoga teachers.
Restorative yoga provides us with a gentle practice to help us relax, regenerate and renew. It compliments any other forms of exercise we may be engaged in including any 'yang' forms of yoga.
This book provides you with guidelines for a safe practice and details a number of poses and sequences to work with. There are photos and step by step instructions inside.
After reading this book you will be able to:
- Practice restorative yoga at home or teach it more effectively in a yoga class
- Practice restorative yoga safely
- Use props effectively to support the body for deeper relaxation
- Increase the potential to treat and heal yourself
- Access a list of resources to deepen your practice
When you practice Restorative Yoga you can effectively:
- Reduce pain
- Improve digestion
- Calm the mind (and calm others down too)
- Prepare the body for quality sleep
- Feel more grounded and energised
- and so much more...
If you want to learn more about restorative and gentle yoga, then this is the book for you!
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About the Author
Michael Hetherington L.Ac, BHlthSci, is a qualified acupuncturist, Oriental medicine teacher, and yoga teacher based in Brisbane, Australia. He has been practicing yoga since 2000 and working with Chinese medicine since 2004. He has a keen interest in mind-body medicine, energetic anatomy, nutrition and herbs, yoga nidra and Buddhist style meditation. Michael was always attracted to eastern philosophy and it was this interest that drew him to the teachings and practices of yoga and Oriental medicine at a young age. After traveling to China to teach English for a year, he returned to Australia in 2004 to begin studying Chinese medicine, remedial massage and practicing oki-do (Japanese yoga) and hatha yoga more seriously. He regularly hosts workshops and develops short courses on topics related to self health care, yoga and meditation. www.michaelhetherington.com.au
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As it turns out, there is yoga, then there is “restorative” yoga. And if you want to enjoy something that can truly uplift your health and spirit, deeply calm your mind, and can restore a sense of balance in your life, then Michael Hetherington has all the answers. At the very least, he firmly reminds us that the phrase “no pain, no gain” is not always true—in fact, its effect might be the opposite. Hetherington’s book, ‘How to Do Restorative Yoga’ is a delight to read, primarily because you can immediately go ahead and do what the book says without too much preparation. In fact, a few hours after reading this and performing some of the “light” poses, you can immediately feel a huge difference. I also love how the author emphasizes safety. As you know, there are certain yoga practices that are reported to cause more damage than good, and I love the fact that Hetherington is mindful of the utmost safety of his readers. Hetherington, a seasoned, well-experienced yoga teacher with years of experience in helping out countless people achieve a better, healthier life through yoga, asserts to follow his “fundamentals” first to make sure you don’t rush into doing the poses and thereby negate whatever positive benefits yoga is supposed to bring. Most importantly, the book enlightens even readers who are encountering yoga and its related concepts for the very first time. The author’s language is easy to read, with a friendly tone that inspires rather than intimidates, and the discussion helpfully detailed that makes you understand the concepts behind the poses, and what they do to the body. I had my computer “read” the book’s instructions aloud while I try to do the first few poses, and it’s awesome. You can do this in the comfort and quiet of your own home, without needing any complicated, expensive equipment. Overall , ‘How to Do Restorative Yoga’ is a great investment for your health and well-being. Get a copy today—or send this as a gift to your friends. If you want to be sure, see the first few chapters on Kindle and try out the first few poses—I bet that like me, you’ll get instantly hooked! Five stars, no less.