Restorative Yoga is a contemplative practice that uses props like chairs, blocks, straps, sandbags, bolsters, and blankets to totally support the body, enabling the release of mind and body tension.
It is a slow-paced practice that works to release deep tension passively, without active stretch.
It is a powerful practice and can help a student to restore the body back to its normal flexibility and mobility.
The practice was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar in order to help people with injuries or illnesses, enabling them to experience the profound healing benefits of yoga without placing their bodies under too much pressure.