2. Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga also known as Gentle Yoga, is a general term used to describe a slower paced Hatha Yoga that is never rushed. Deep and smooth breathing is emphasized and this style is typically used after injuries or when physical rehabilitation is required.

Restorative Yoga is actually a form of Yin Yoga (an ancient system of Hatha yoga, which as mentioned above, is the most common style of yoga movement practiced in the west). Yin Yoga focuses predominantly on strengthening and stretching deep tissue muscles around the hips and lower spine, in order to improve one's ability to comfortably meditate for prolonged periods. In essence, Yin Yoga helps set the stage for meditation.

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