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5 Big Benefits of Restorative Yoga (Plus the Motivation You Need to Try It!)

So much to do, so little time. If you are like most people, your list of things to do is endless. Just as you cross something off, giving you a minor sense of accomplishment, another task gets added to the list. And it certainly seems like Restorative Yoga has no place on this endless list.

But while this may seem like a never-ending saga, the truth of the matter is that many of us thrive on checking off the boxes on our to-do lists, giving us a sense of accomplishment. In today’s society, many of us feed off of the “glorification of busy.”

With unbelievable emphasis placed on how many boxes we have checked off our list, we lose sight of the benefit of finding stillness.

The Glorification of Busy and How Restorative Yoga Fits In

When we think of moving our bodies to stay healthy, we often gauge the value of the workout by calories burned or how much we sweat.

Time is a precious commodity as it is a resource that we cannot recoup once spent, so we want the most bang for our buck.

Many people who have not experienced Restorative Yoga have the impression that it is the “relax and take a nap class” where we lay on the floor, supported by props and just chill out . . . not burning many calories, not sweating, not being productive.

So why would anyone want to do that?! Click here to read the full article originally published on because the list of reasons to practice Restorative Yoga is compelling!

About the Author

Lisa Muehlenbein

Lisa Muehlenbein

Lisa’s students and private clients have described her teaching style as inspirational, educational and motivational. As a vinyasa and restorative yoga teacher with over 6,000 hours of teaching experience, she values the perspective she has gained from teaching across the country and internationally and infuses those experiences in her teaching. Lisa’s classes focus on meeting the student where they are at with a combination of functional movement, creative sequencing and mindfulness practices.

As a personal development coach and yoga teacher for nearly 20 years, Lisa believes strongly that the best teachers are lifelong students and is always looking for ways to learn and grow. Upon concluding her 200 hr teacher training, Lisa has completed three 500 hour trainings, is a Yoga Alliance ® Registered E-RYT 500, YACEP and a Yoga Medicine ® Registered Therapeutic Specialist. She is currently nearing completion of her 1,000 hour training through Yoga Medicine ®.

Off the mat, you can find her traveling across the globe to find white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, exploring local food culture or writing about topics that spark joy.

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