Restore and Rebalance

Yoga for Deep Relaxation
By Judith Hanson Lasater
 - Paperback


Shambhala Publications
Pages: 152
Size: 8 x 9.5
ISBN: 9781611804997
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Restorative yoga offers the body a chance to rest deeply and revitalize. Whether you are feeling weak, fatigued, stressed from daily activities, or simply need to slow down and tune into your body, this wonderfully adaptive practice is essential for well-being. Many of the practices are simple and accessible for people of all ages and in all states of health, using props that are readily available—like pillows and chairs. These deeply relaxing poses help you:

  • Rebalance your mind and body

  • Create feelings of well-being and counteract the effects of chronic stress

  • Recover from injury or illness

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Elevate and stabilize your mood

Discover how just a few minutes a day of active, supported rest can improve your mood, your energy, and your sense of physical comfort and ease.

News & Reviews

"As we increase the speed of our communications and interactions, Restorative Yoga becomes more indispensable to our practice and our lives. I’m grateful for master teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, who continues to elevate the conversation with this new compilation of detailed, advanced Restorative postures, highlighting a universal truth of self-care in practice—slowing down is just another way of waking up." —Elena Brower, author of Art of Attention and Practice You

"With insight, playfulness, precision, and big heart, Judith Hanson Lasater gives us the radical teaching that being relaxed and being present go together, and then lights the way with twenty restorative poses, eleven sequences, and immeasurable inspiration. This new resource is as essential to yogis as a yoga mat." —Cyndi Lee, author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind

"Judith Hanson Lasater has arguably done more than anyone since B. K. S. Iyengar to popularize and refine this deeply therapeutic practice. This book should be required reading for yoga teachers and yoga therapists. It will also interest anyone who's looking for a self-directed approach to relieving stress, cultivating mindfulness, and healing body, mind, and spirit." —Timothy McCall, MD, author of Yoga as Medicine

"Restore and Rebalance is a vital resource for yoga teachers, students, and anyone who wishes to delve deeply into the science of restoration for building resiliency, health, and well-being at all levels of our body, mind, and spirit." —Richard Miller, PhD, author of iRest Meditation

"Judith Hanson Lasater is an American pioneer in the field of restorative yoga. Restore and Rebalance takes us deeper in our understanding of reducing stress, which is present in all illness. Highly recommended for yoga teachers, students, and all health professionals." —Larry Payne PhD, founding president of International Association of Yoga Therapists, founding director of Yoga Therapy Rx and Prime of Life Yoga programs at Loyola Marymount University

"This compassionate book is valuable for people recovering from serious medical or psychological conditions and those who teach them. With its creative poses, beautiful photographs, and practical advice, it unobtrusively unites current knowledge with ancient wisdom. The prose seems to have a curative effect all its own." —Loren M. Fishman, MD, BPhil (Oxon.)

"Relaxation is one of the most important practices to learn for mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. In Restore and Rebalance, Judith Lasater guides you with such elegant detail on how to use yoga props, to relax, to restore, and to find balance in your life. She offers valuable information for teachers and students of yoga." —Elise Browning Miller, MA, Senior CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher), owner of the California Yoga Center

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