Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga utilizing props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses and thus, surrender to the pose. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total “active relaxation”. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. Relaxation is a state where there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. Typically, Restorative poses are sustained for longer periods of time (five to fifteen minutes); allowing the nervous system to be in a state of relaxation. It’s meditative but not meditation. It’s about opening your body, not stretching your body.