Restorative Yoga

2:40 Definition of Restorative yoga especially as opposed to gentle yoga. Blanket term that is different for lineages, teachers. Long holds but not necessarily passive poses. Yin Yoga has long holds and relaxing into gravity. Leslie's definition for her classes: restorative classes invoke the relaxation response. Going into the parasympathetic system. To get to the relaxation response: rhythmic device (e.g., breathing) and non-attachment to intrusive thoughts. Different kinds of poses, not all supine. Use lots of props. Support body and relax 

12:53 End goal of restorative