Restorative Yoga: Letting Go Through Stillness and Stretch

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.4 (137 votes)
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If you would like to take a class that is relaxing, calming and full of gentle stretching, then look no further. Do this Restorative yoga class before bed, just after work or in the middle of the day. You will sleep better, focus more easily and feel a warm relaxation spread through your body. Note: to learn how to make your own bolster at home, click here.

Equipment: Strap, Bolster
Style: Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety Stress, Yoga for Back Care


Gilly Vanilly 5 months ago

Hello David,
I've been away for some tIme with diagnosed lumbago which was very painful and restricting, but now I'm back :-) and after finding this class I'm addicted to it. It helps my flexibility, pain and overall well being feeling. I have a question thou, is there any other class you can recommend before or after this class for days when I want to practise for longer? Any feedback would be much appreciated. Glad to be back with you and the DYWM team, Gillian

David Procyshyn 5 months ago

Hi Gilly. Thanks for the kind words. If you were to do another class, would you want one that is similar to this class?

Gilly Vanilly 5 months ago

Hi David, yes a class similar to this one would be great. I'm an absolute beginner and my back is an ongoing issue. I am still having the annoying lumbago symptoms although better than it was. After this class it seems to loosen up and I have more movement and less pain/stiffness. I wouldn't want to over do things but would like to keep it going a little longer sometimes. What do you think?
Many thanks for your time and help, Namaste :-)

David Procyshyn 5 months ago

I feel like your best approach would be to choose 'Restorative' under Style on our Yoga Classes page. That will give you all of the classes that are similar in approach to this one. Then you could choose the one that sounds like it may be most beneficial for you. Does that make sense?

oakhazel 1 year ago

Thank you - I really enjoyed this lesson. Perfect pace and instructions.

I really benefited from the release and letting go, however I definitely would appreciate a slower version as well. I paused the video several times because I felt like I needed to hold the some of the poses longer. The music didn't bother me. Awesome class!

Irishlove 1 year ago

Wow, I really felt a powerful release with this class. Thank you so much!

The ending Shavasana with the visuals you brought in were spot on amazing and really brought tears of release to my soul (and physically, as well).

It's a deep stretch that mightn't suit complete beginners or those with any mobility issues, which makes it more powerful for me.

On day 74 of 365 yoga sadhana and this was what my body craved!

Namaste from Ireland.

Alatiel 1 year ago

While I do agree that we should get a heads up on the blankets and pillows needed, I usually keep those things close by, so it wasn’t too big a deal. I feel super relaxed after this class, and I really liked all of the poses with the legs up the wall.

Dbivers 2 years ago

I did not care for this class as I felt rushed in the poses. The poses were fine, themselves, but I personally prefer a slower paced restorative class that holds the poses for longer than 1 minute.