Rest is essential to every human being, especially in today’s society. Restorative yoga is the practice of relaxation for active rest. During longer poses made comfortable with props, the body can release anxiety, stress, fatigue and even in some cases trauma. Being still for longer periods of time activates the parasympathetic nervous system – our ‘rest and digest’ response. Practicing restorative yoga can boost energy levels, balance emotions and promote equanimity at a deep level.