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Restorative Yoga for the Lower Back

Beginner I

This gentle, relaxing restorative yoga class will not only help you release the tension around your back, hips and legs, it will lull you into a wonderful state of inner peace and calm. Satiya's voice and encouraging guidance creates an experience that may just shift your day. Tutorial: learn how to make a bolster at home.

Equipment:
  • Bolster
  • Blankets
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GAIASOURCED
GAIASOURCED
February 25, 2022
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5
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Wonderfully relaxing, my hips and lower back feel great :)

PianoWire
PianoWire
November 21, 2021
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Nice class with a Satiya's calming voice. Unfortunately, I continue to struggle with restorative yoga. After holding even a gentle stretch for more than 30 seconds or so, the intensity starts building to uncomfortable and beyond. It doesn't take long for my muscles to start contracting protectively instead of relaxing, and I need to come out of the pose to avoid injury. I wasn't able to hold any of the poses in this class for the recommended duration. Any advice on how to overcome this?

Christine T
Christine T
September 29, 2020
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Delicious! I have low bone density and am doing a weight training program specifically designed for osteoporosis twice a week. I am also walking almost every day. So I am loving this gentle yoga. Namaste.

lucidbee
lucidbee
June 17, 2020
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This was awesome for me. So peaceful and nourishing. I felt comforted and deeply relaxed.

Melekeda
Melekeda
February 13, 2019
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dear satiya, i wonder if during these meditations, if learned about a bit about pelvic floor and start to using it in meditation times; is there a rule to lift pelvic floor as you exhale???? thank you for your answer in advance, regards... eda

Deborah Lilly
Deborah Lilly
September 29, 2018
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Thank you Satiya. Yes, voice of molasses! Very soothing tone. Just one irritation - what's all this "allow yourself" business? I tune in to do your class because I want to do it; when you say "allow yourself" the implication is that I might be resisting. No, I only resist when you keep telling me to allow myself. Don't be offended 'cos I think you're great! Cheers.

TaimiC
TaimiC
June 3, 2018
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Thank you for taking me so deep into the pastures that time became meaningless for a while. Like others, I need to modify the height of the support for my needs, but in the end my back - and shoulders - appreciated the slow stretches. Satiya, your voice is like sweet molasses - thank you for such a calming narrative.

Paulette9
Paulette9
January 28, 2018
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Another beautifully restorative class, Satya! Thank you so very much,

birdnthesky
birdnthesky
November 7, 2017
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I could listen to Satiya's calming voice all day. It is so relaxing. Even with her calmness, I couldn't relax into the postures. I was uncomfortable in all but the last one. The ones on my stomach hurt my chest. All of them hurt my low back instead of releasing it. I think it must be the way I'm built because every thing about them seems like they should have been more of a release. Instead, my back is sore and it wasn't when I started. I find this same problem with a lot of the restorative routines - especially the ones using a bolster (I've tried a lot of different bolster sizes and still have the same problem). I still love Satiya's classes but need to modify them a lot and use them more as a meditative routine.

deborahjane
deborahjane
January 13, 2018
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I agree. I've tried this class several times because I love Satiya, and I love Yin, but have all the problems you mention. Tried it again today and found, that for me, it works best to remove all the supports and just do the class flat to the floor as normal. Lower back stretched and released!

brindmore
brindmore
December 6, 2020
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I had the same issues as you. This felt awkward and cunbersome. Sore sboulders, neck, and back.

nipper
nipper
September 23, 2017
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Nourishing, calming serene. Beautiful practice with lovely music. Thank you!

ksvonnegut
ksvonnegut
August 29, 2017
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Just exactly what I needed to release my lower back and ease the pain. Thanks so much, Satiya!

chhill13
chhill13
June 6, 2017
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Thank you Satiya. This was just what I needed.

lynnoh61
lynnoh61
March 28, 2017
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Just a lovely relaxing class. I enjoy all of your classes, they are all a great release after a stressful day. Thank you.

mrswright2015
mrswright2015
March 26, 2017
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Satiya, you are amazing. Your calm voice and clear direction make it so easy to slip into a chill place. Also, my lower back felt amazing at the end of this practice.