Judith Lasater is known as the Queen of Restorative Yoga - and she doesn’t disappoint! For anyone that has an interest, passion, or simple curiosity about Restorative Yoga, this book is your bible.
Like most (younger) folks, I didn’t pay much attention to Restorative Yoga … that was, until I came across this book & tested out a few of the poses for myself.
First, Lasater’s writing style is very informative without being complicated. You feel supported & encouraged by her simply intelligent choice of words.
Second, though most of the poses in the various chapters are just slightly different versions of the ones before it, the variety of sequences & their supportive purposes are good for a lifetime.
Third, the poses work, plain & simple. Try them all & I’m sure you will find a favorite (mine is Supported Bound-Angle Pose using sandbags instead of a strap). Whether you are used to practicing with a live Yoga teacher or not, Lasater’s details for setting up, moving into, settling into, and coming out of each pose leave you confident that you can practice any restorative sequence on your own.
I haven’t had the pleasure of reading any of Lasater’s other 7 books, but I certainly want to read them all after my delightful experience with this tome. This is one of those books that you keep on your shelf for life, re-reading & using it more than often.
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