We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely.
During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the "good cholesterol" levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.
Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D. and PT, has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a senior teaching certificate from B.K.S. Iyengar and has taught in almost every state of the union and on six continents. She is the author of eight books and the mother of three children.