A key feature in Restorative Yoga is the use of props such as blocks, bolsters, or blankets but many items around your home can work just as well. The props help you hold passive poses for longer without exerting or tiring out your muscles. It allows you to feel comfortable and supported, giving the active side of your nervous system time out. The longer yet comfortable hold in poses along with the focused breathing is Restorative Yoga’s unique reaction on your relaxation response. This response can help slow down a racy mind, improve your sleep patterns, promote mindfulness, reduces chronic pain and increases your overall well-being.