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Yoga Restorative Poses

Yoga Restorative Poses

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A detailed article on selected eight restorative poses for healthy living, longevity, reduce aging, remove stress and for specific therapeutic uses, including menstrual problems,asthma and other ailments such as swelling of legs, arthritis, varicose veins and so on. Clear instructions are given.Several references are cited for further reading.These poses are most suitable for senior citizens and those stressed out due to various situations.Practice durations are discussed for each pose since they can be practiced for long times ,say 10 to 30 minutes after some experience.
A detailed article on selected eight restorative poses for healthy living, longevity, reduce aging, remove stress and for specific therapeutic uses, including menstrual problems,asthma and other ailments such as swelling of legs, arthritis, varicose veins and so on. Clear instructions are given.Several references are cited for further reading.These poses are most suitable for senior citizens and those stressed out due to various situations.Practice durations are discussed for each pose since they can be practiced for long times ,say 10 to 30 minutes after some experience.

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Published by: Dr Srinivasan Nenmeli -K on Oct 11, 2012
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YogaRestorativePoses--SofterYoga
 NKSrinivasanIyengar
YogaPractice
comesinseveralflavors.Wehavesedate,accuratealignment-based'IyengarYoga'(afterBKSIyengar)andthenswift'Ashtanga'Yoga,withtheflowofoneasanaorposemergingwiththenextinasequence(afterPattabhiJois).Thenwehavepoweryoga,'Anusarayoga'andothersinbetween.
RestorativePosesfallintoanothercategory;theyareperformedslowlyandyoumaintaintheposesforasufficientlylongtime--typicallyfrom5minsto30minutesineachsession.
Youmaybefamiliarwithoneresting,relaxationpose--SavasanaorCorpseposeperformedatthetheendofeachsession.
Inthisarticle,wewillexamineseveralotherrestorativeposeswhichconferspecificbenefits.They
 
allcanbeperformedifyouarerecoveringfromsomeillnessandifyouarestressedoutduetoheavyworkorfamilysituationsortraumaticevents.
Benefitsingeneral
Restorativeposes
arerelaxing,reducestressesfromdifferentpartsofthebody,toneupinternalorgansandstrengthentheorganstowardshealingandcuringchronicailments.Theyactgentlyonyourglands.Thustheseposesformpartof
yogatherapy
alongwithotherposes.[Fortherapeuticeffects,consultthereferencebookscitedbelow.]
Theseposesaremostsuitedforseniorcitizensandelderswhoarelessmobileandmayhaverestrictedlungcapacityandneedtoregulatethefunctionoftheheart.
Theyarepartof"healingarts"--theyslowlyhealtheinternalorgansofvariousdiseasesandpromotehealth.
Restorativeposesarebeingpractisedbymanyathletesandsportspersons.
Asweshalldiscussshortly,someoftheseposesare
 
intendedtohelpwomenduringthemenstrualcycleandduringpregnancies.Theyshould,however,beperformedunderthesupervisionofatrained,experiencedyogateacher.
Easyversions
 Almostalltheseposescanbedoneinsupportedform,called'salamba'asanas.Someareeasilydonehalf way--called'ardha'asanas.
Forsupportedversions,youwillbeusingprops---blankets,bolsters,bricksandchairorjustawall.
Manyoftheposescanbedoneveryeasilyusingchairs,untilsuchtimeyougetstrengthandgainconfidence.
 MainRestorativePoses
Theposescanbeclassifiedasreclining[supine]poses,sittingposes,invertedposesandtwistposes.
RecliningPoses
Theyarerecliningversionsofsittingposes,withthe

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