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  • A longtime yoga instructor reveals how to manage pain, relieve stress, and promote relaxation through the gentle and meditative practices of restorative yoga Whether you have five minutes or an hour, taking time out of each day to relax and renew is essential to living well.
  • About the Author: JUDITH HANSON LASATER has taught yoga since 1971.
  • 256 Pages
  • Health + Wellness, Yoga

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About the Book



Experience the "rest" of your life with restorative yoga, the supported poses and breathing practices that will help you heal the effects of chronic stress. In "Relax and Renew, " the first book exclusively devoted to this work, you'll find:
in-depth guidance in Basic Relaxation Pose (Savasana), the heart of restorative practice, as well as the Centering Breath
a general restorative sequence that explores backbends, an inverted posture, a twist, cooling forward bends, and a variation of Basic Relaxation Pose (Savasana)
sequences for busy days, including a fifteen-minute practice, yoga at your desk, and the Totally Invisible Relaxation
programs for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems
a special section for women during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause
a guide to props: what they are, where they go, how to fold and roll blankets, and around-the-house alternatives
resources: where to find a yoga teacher, as well as recommended books, magazines, newsletters, audio programs, props, yoga vacations



Book Synopsis



A longtime yoga instructor reveals how to manage pain, relieve stress, and promote relaxation through the gentle and meditative practices of restorative yoga

Whether you have five minutes or an hour, taking time out of each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. This book presents nurturing physical postures and breathing techniques called restorative yoga. When practiced regularly, they will help you heal the effects of chronic stress, recover from illness or injury, balance energy, and quiet the mind.

With clear instructions and photographs, Relax and Renew gently guides the experienced practitioner and enthusiastic beginner--regardless of age, flexibility, or strength--in techniques that will ease your way through this hectic world. Judith Lasater draws from decades of experience to provide readers with:

- A general restorative sequence
- Programs for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems
- Guidance for women during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause
- Routines for when time is limited, including one for the office
- Practical suggestions that help you prevent stress and live more fully in the present moment

And much more!



Review Quotes




"I welcome this fine book to our anxious and weary world. We all need the wisdom it contains. . . . Restorative yoga has been helpful for my patients with such diverse conditions as back pain, neck pain, high blood pressure, asthma, migraine and tension headaches, stress-related diseases, chronic fatigue, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer."--Mary Pullig Schatz, M.D., Author of Back Care Basics and Relaxation Basics

"In Relax and Renew, Judith Lasater writes with insight and clarity about a subject she loves: restorative yoga. These techniques will help you ease stress and live well."--Dean Ornish, M.D., Author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; and Stress, Diet, and Your Heart

"Judith Lasater brings wisdom and experience to this remarkable book. Her suggestions for menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause are invaluable for women today." Sadja Greenwood, M.D., Author of Menopause, Naturally

"This book can help anyone develop and deepen the practice of yoga, and use it in the work of healing not only one's body, but one's life. The detailed recommendations for practicing the various postures are extremely valuable. Restorative yoga can be a gateway to deep relaxation and the cultivation of mindfulness. Enter, enter!"--Jon Kabat-Zinn, UMMC Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living

"Relax and Renew is a major contribution to the study of relaxation. It offers you skillful ways to mind the body and mend the mind."--Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and The Power of the Mind to Heal

"If what you want is simply a way to destress and relax, you'll love this book deeply. Lasater focuses on supported poses that allow you to sink, settle, and completely bliss out. There are sequences in here for short practices, for yoga at your desk, and more."--Book Riot



About the Author



JUDITH HANSON LASATER has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. Dr. Lasater is the president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and is one of the founders of Yoga Journal magazine.

She trains yoga teachers in asana, kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutras, and she leads workshops and retreats throughout the US and abroad. She is a pioneer in the teaching and practice of Restorative yoga.

Dr. Lasater writes extensively about yoga. Her feature articles, columns, and essays appear in numerous books, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of ten books on yoga, including Relax and Renew, Restore and Rebalance, Yogabody, 30 Essential Yoga Poses, Living Your Yoga, among others.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.91 Inches (H) x 8.48 Inches (W) x .75 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.83 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Yoga
Publisher: Rodmell Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Judith Hanson Lasater
Language: English
Street Date: September 10, 2005
TCIN: 13688822
UPC: 9781930485297
Item Number (DPCI): 248-71-9805
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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