Restorative yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater offers a program of yoga poses to help rebalance your mind and body and counteract the effects of chronic stress.
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 wellbeing, and counteract the effects of chronic stress • recover from injury or illness • lower blood pressure, and 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.
About the Author
JUDITH HANSON LASATER has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. Dr. Lasater is the president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and is one of the founders of Yoga Journal magazine.
She trains yoga teachers in asana, kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutras, and she leads workshops and retreats throughout the US and abroad. She is a pioneer in the teaching and practice of Restorative yoga.
Dr. Lasater writes extensively about yoga. Her feature articles, columns, and essays appear in numerous books, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of ten books on yoga, including Relax and Renew, Restore and Rebalance, Yogabody, 30 Essential Yoga Poses, Living Your Yoga, among others.
“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 ofYoga Body, Buddha Mind
“Judith Hanson Lasater has arguably done more than anyone since BKS 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 and students alike; 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 Ph.D., Founding President, International Association of Yoga Therapists Founding Director, Yoga Therapy Rx and Prime of Life Yoga programs Loyola Marymount University
“This compassionate book is valuable for people recovering from serious medical or psychological conditions, and those that would 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, B.Phil.,(oxon.) Columbia Medical School
“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 in Mountain View, California