Restorative yoga poses prepare our body and mind for meditation and relaxation. Supine yoga poses allow free range of motion and utilize the support of the ground as a prop in itself. After an intensive asana practice, the final resting yoga pose Savasana connects our physical body and mind. Savasana can be thought of as an awakening. Giving us the time to contemplate the question “If I died today, would I be fully satisfied and content with what I accomplished in this life time?” Have you lived up to your full potential? Have you fully acknowledged the people in your life that are of great importance to you? Would you be able to pass on with no regrets?


Hands Bound Yogic Sleep Pose

Baddha Hasta Yoganidrasana

(BUH-duh HUH-stuh yo-guh-ni-DRAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: hands bound
Pose Type: supine, forward bend
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)


Svastika Legs in Twisted Stomach Pose

Pada Svastikasana in Jatara Parivartanasana

(PUH-duh svuh-sti-KAHS-uh-nuh in JAH-tuh-ruh puh-ri-vuhrt-ahn-AHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: grabbing onto the back foot, heel toward the glutes
Pose Type: supine (on the side), twist
Drishti Point: Hastagrai or Hastagre (hands)


Sideways Half Lotus One-Handed Big Toe Bow Pose

Parshva Ardha Padma Eka Hasta Padangushta Dhanurasana

(PAHRSH-vuh UHR-duh PUHD-muh EY-kuh HUH-stuh puhd-ahng-GOOSH-tuh duh-nur-AHSuh-nuh)
Modification: grabbing onto the bottom foot with overhead grip on the same side, top arm straight, fingertips to the sky
Pose Type: supine (on the side), backbend
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)


Reclined Hands Bound Pose Dedicated to Astavakra

Supta Baddha Hasta Ashtavakrasana

(SUP-tuh BUH-duh HUH-stuh uhsh-tuh-vuh-KRAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Reclined Hands Bound Eight Angle Pose
Modification: ankles crossed
Pose Type: supine, forward bend, twist, binding
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)


Half Lotus Easy Fish Pose

Ardha Padma Sukha Matsyasana

(UHR-duh PUHD-muh SUK-uh muhts-YAHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Eastern Intense Stretch Pose Prep. (Purvottanasana Prep.), Reverse Plank Prep.
Modification: elbows to the floor, palms to the lower back; one leg in half lotus, other knee bent; heel up
Pose Type: standing (on the elbows, knee and foot), backbend
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)


Fish Pose


Modification: palms up on the inside of the thighs
Pose Type: seated, backbend
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)


Reclined Bound Angle Pose

Supta Baddha Konasana

(SUP-tuh BUH-duh ko-NAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: hands to the inner thighs, palms up
Pose Type: supine
Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)


Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose Intense Ankle Stretch

One-Legged Bridge Whole Body Pose

Utthita Hasta Padangushtasana in Uttana Kulpa Eka Pada Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

(UT-ti-tuh HUH-stuh puhd-ahng-goosh-TAHS-uh-nuh in ut-TAHN-uh KUL-puh EY-kuh PUH-duh SEY-tu BUHN-duh suhr-vuhng-GAHS-uh-nuh )
Pose Type: supine, backbend, forward bend
Drishti Point: Padayoragrai or Padayoragre (toes/feet)


One-Legged Upward Hands Bound Tip Toe Bridge Whole Body Pose

Eka Pada Urdhva Baddha Hasta Prapada Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

(EY-kuh PUH-duh OORD-vuh BUH-duh HUH-stuh PRUH-puh-duh SEY-tu BUHN-duh suhr-vuhng-GAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: arms extended up to the sky, fingers interlocked, palms facing up, heel up
Pose Type: supine, backbend
Drishti Point: Angusthamadhye or Angustha Ma Dyai(thumbs)


Infinity Pose


Also Known As: Sleeping Vishnu Pose
Modification: legs straight, together and lifted off the floor
Pose Type: supine (on the side), core, side bend
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)


Half Lotus Pose in Infinity Pose

Ardha Padmasana in Anantasana

(UHR-duh puhd-MAHS-uh-nuh in anan-TAHS-annauhn-uhnt-AHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Half Lotus Pose in Sleeping Vishnu Pose
Modification: bottom foot in half lotus, top leg lifted and straight
Pose Type: supine (on the side), side bend
Drishti Point: Padayoragrai or Padayoragre (toes/feet)