Restore: Sequence for Digestion & Deep Rest

This is a tried and true sequence of restorative yoga postures that my group designed during the Yapana BEING: Restorative Yoga Therapy training with Leeann Carey. It begins with "louder" full body postures for general opening, and winds down through quieter backbending and inverted postures to a deep rest in final savasana. All postures and variations can be found in Leeann's book, The Yapana Way.

Props used (per student):

2 Bolsters

2 Blankets

1 Strap

1 Block

1 Sandbag (10 pounds)

The Sequence:

  1. Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II
  2. Revolved Triangle - Parvrtti Uttita Trikonasana
  3. Reclined Bound Angle - Supta Baddha Konasana
  4. Prasarita Padotanasana - Wide-legged Forward Bend
  5. Jathara Paravartanasana - Revolved Knee Squeeze
  6. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana - Supported Bridge
  7. Viparita Karani - Legs-Up-the-Chair
  8. Savasana
Warrior II Pose, with sandbag

Warrior II Pose, with sandbag

Wide-legged Forward Bend

Wide-legged Forward Bend

Revolved Knee Squeeze Pose

Revolved Knee Squeeze Pose