Is it just me, or do we live in a world that’s getting faster by the minute? We’re lazy and unproductive if we take longer than 30-minute lunch breaks. And results are only results if they happen now.
I’m not telling you to stop. If you want to go, then go—but sometimes, it might work to your benefit to go slower. That’s where restorative yoga can help.
Most forms of yoga have some restorative benefit. But there are a few forms that focus almost exclusively on this, benefiting you in ways your more demanding workouts generally don’t. According to Dr. Timothy McCall, author of Yoga as Medicine, when restorative yoga is practiced regularly, it can lower your blood pressure, slow your heart rate, heal your muscles, and calm your mind. Here are 5 types of restorative yoga that may appeal to you.