Book Review: Restorative Yoga for Beginners by Julia Clarke


Restorative Yoga for Beginners by Julia Clarke

Gentle Poses for Relaxation and Healing

Rockridge Press (December 17, 2019)



Relax, relieve, restore―a beginner’s path to healing with restorative yoga

Recovering from an injury, an illness, or just interested in a natural way to relax? Restorative yoga focuses on simple poses in supported positions, encouraging deep relaxation so your mind can enter a peaceful, meditative state.

Dive in with an introduction to the spiritual origins and rejuvenating benefits of restorative yoga. Find the right position to reduce lower back pain, relieve stress, breathe easier, improve your energy, and even prepare your body for childbirth―all with illustrated instructions to get you into and out of each pose safely and comfortably.

Restorative Yoga for Beginners includes:

  • Take it easy―Make restorative yoga a lasting practice with simple suggestions on what to wear and what props you’ll need.
  • Strike a pose―Ease into 36 essential restorative yoga poses, including labels with the therapeutic benefits of each―and extend your practice for deeper healing with 20 sequences.
  • Breath of fresh air―Refresh your vital energy (prana) with breathing exercises and meditations designed to improve your digestion, heart rate, and more.

Restorative Yoga for Beginners offers the guidance to begin your yoga practice and bring harmony to your quality of life―one gentle stretch at a time.





Restorative Yoga for Beginners is a very well done guide that is excellent book for beginners and beyond. It teaches you everything you need to know to start restorative yoga but also to deepen your existing knowledge. Anyone can do restorative yoga (including those with stress, beginners, people dealing with illness, people with disabilities, people with injuries, pregnant women, older adults). Very little equipment is required to start, and the author details how to fold blankets to make cost-effect props. Each pose lists what is required, the precautions, the benefits, a tip, and detailed instructions. Very easy to follow.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (December 7, 2019)

ARC provided by publisher/Callisto Publishing Club



ClarkeJULIA CLARKE grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and came to America as a journalism student in 2001. She worked as a radio DJ in Kansas City, Vermont and Boston until 2007 before moving to New York City to work as a record promoter. In 2009, she moved to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where she currently lives as a yoga teacher, writer and avid mountaineer. She holds a master’s degree in Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, and specializes in the healing arts of yoga.



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