I just completed Level 1 training of Judith Hanson Lasater’s Relax and Renew: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga so it’s fitting to review the book. This is the book for all things restorative yoga. She provides information on the benefits of this type of yoga and a thorough explanation on all of the props used as well as how to make props out of regular household items. Several chapters have specifically designed sequences for such things as basic relaxation, insomnia, travel, pregnancy, and back pain. Each chapter has beautiful photographs of each pose, a description of how to get in and out of the pose, how long to stay in, as well as benefits and cautions. This book is accessible for the novice, experienced yogi, or teacher.
Relax and Renew is not designed to be read from cover to cover, but more of a “take what you need” approach. If you are interested in restorative yoga, this is where you start!
Read this book if:
- You are interested in learning more about restorative yoga
- Have a desire to teach restorative yoga
Lasater, J. H., & Schatz, M. P. (2011). Relax and renew: restful yoga for stressful times. Berkeley: Rodmell.