Sometimes we are so busy and stressed that, even when we have down time, it’s impossible to switch off.
So, here’s a practice for your Sunday restorative or recovery yoga session. It’s an interpretation of a practice by Linda Sparrowe and Patricia Walden.
Remember though, if you keep ending up depleted at the end of the week, it’s time to balance your lifestyle. Judith Lasater of Relax and Renew fame asks the question, “Do we have the courage to relax?”
Lying over Crossed Bolsters – 5 min.

Back Arch over two X-ed Bolsters

Or, Supta Sukhasana – Lying on bolster with blanket, in cross-leg position, 3min., then, cross legs the other way 3 min.
Adho Mukha Svasana, head supported on blanket, 2 min.
Ardha Chandrasana, 30-60 sec. each side

Ardha Chandrasana

Sirsasana, up to 5 min.
Or, Prasarita Padottanasana – 30-60 sec.

Prasarita Padottanasana

Ustrasana, 15 sec., repeat


Adho Mukha Svanasana, 30 – 60 sec.
Forward Virasana, 30 – 60 sec.
Supported Sarvangasana, on chair with bolster, 5 min.

Supported Sarvangasana

Halasana, Supported, 5 min.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, with bolster, blanket and block, 5 – 10 min.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Savasana, 5 – 10 min.