Yoga Recess: Be Gentle and Rest

Marc practicing a low lunge with one knee down and one hand supporting himself against a wall

There’s not much to say about this practice. It’s gentle, restorative, and was perfect for a rainy morning in Southeast Louisiana.

Fall into Relaxation

Marc practicing reclined butterfly supported by yoga blocks and bolsters

Have you noticed that as the days get shorter and the nights begin to cool, the plants and animals in our yards lean into rest? As Winter approaches and we should be preparing for rest, many of us are packing our schedules with Halloween parties, Thanksgiving road trips, and Christmas shopping. As life get’s busy over the next few months, I want you to remember – there is always time for rest. And I hope you’ll enjoy this 20-ish minute restorative practice on the days when you feel like you just don’t have time for yoga.

Body Scan + Savasana

Marc support Jaclyn's head in savasana. Jaclyn is laying on the floor with her arms by her sides.

When’s the last time you practiced resting? This practice is all about savasana. Gather any props you may need and settle in for a treat. We begin with a body scan and then drop into 5 minutes of deep rest.

Grounding, Breathing, and Clearing

Marc kneeling while smiling and waving at the camera

In this practice, we’ll begin with a gentle restorative yoga practice and explore Ujjayi and Nadi Shodhana pranayama. If you haven’t tried restorative yoga before, you’re in for a treat!