Restore: Sequence for Sore Athletes

This tested and student-approved sequence is designed to help sore athletes (or yogis) recover after a hard workout. All postures (and additional sequences) can be found in Leeann Carey's book on restorative yoga, The Yapana Way.

Props Used:

1 Bolster

1 Blanket

1 Block

2 Straps

1 Chair

1 Sandbag (10 pounds, optional)

The Sequence:

  1. Matsyasana - Fish Pose
  2. Virabhadrasana II- Warrior II
  3. Utthita Trikonasana - Triangle Pose
  4. Ustrasana - Camel Pose
  5. Jathara Parivartanasana - Stomach-Turn Pose
  6. Eka Pada Apanasana - One-Legged Knee to Chest Pose
  7. Supta Padangustasana I - Reclined Big Toe Pose I
  8. Prasarita Paddotanasana - Wide-legged Foward Bend
 One legged Knee-to-chest Pose.

One legged Knee-to-chest Pose.

 Reclined Big Toe Pose I.

Reclined Big Toe Pose I.

 Wide-legged Forward Bend.

Wide-legged Forward Bend.