Restorative Yoga: Relax, Restore, Re-energize
I was really excited when I read about this type of yoga, it sounds so wonderful for those who aren’t up to the regular full-on yoga. The description sounded just perfect, and I’m sure it is for many, many people. I got all revved up about about getting whatever was needed in the way of blocks, bolsters, straps, and a mat to get started. As I read further on into the different poses, there were precautions noted for them, and unfortunately, it turned out that I have too many of the conditions mentioned that it says not to do them if you have, and it left nearly none that I could do. I’m extremely disappointed, as this looks like a great alternative for a lot of people.
I still think it’s a wonderful book though, and suggest it for others if they are looking for something just a bit less than regular yoga that is healing and restorative and looks great for stress. It’s done in your own quiet environment, in a darkened space for maximum relaxation. Check it out if you think you might have an interest. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Caren Baginski, and the publisher.
Publisher: Alpha – 208 pages
Publication: May 5th, 2020
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
The Author- Caren Baginski is a 600-hour certified yoga instructor with more than a decade of yoga teaching experience. She has certifications in a variety of yoga styles including restorative, vinyasa, yoga nidra, LifeForce (LFYP), and Functional Yoga Therapy (FYT), and is currently pursuing her yoga therapy certification (C-IAYT). In addition to teaching, Caren has authored a training manual for a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher program and has co-lead the program for two years at The Freyja Project in Denver, her home studio. Caren is also the founder of Being Enough, a transformational online yoga program designed to help high-achieving women release anxiety and feel well-rested.