Relax & Restore

This video provides a number of gentle stretches and restorative/relaxation poses with minimal props. This kind of yoga helps to calm the nervous system, providing much more than “just stretching”! The first part of the video is done on the hands and knees; the second part is done on the back. This video can be done as a stand-alone relaxation series or may be done after other yoga videos or a more active workout. (All you need is blanket, or more than one if you like!) The last thing I say is to take the deepest, longest breath of your day so far. So stay there at the end and keep breathing as long as you like!

Sarah Hentges is an RYT-200 certified yoga instructor and an associate professor of American studies at the University of Maine at Augusta. She teaches fitness classes at the Bangor Region YMCA and Community Yoga classes on the UMA-Bangor campus and via Zoom. She has taught yoga at several Caring Connections retreats and regularly offers workshops and an annual retreat at Pumpkin Hill Farm. She maintains a blog and website at and has a YouTube channel with yoga and dance fitness classes