Yoga and meditation provide many health benefits such as stress reduction, management of post-traumatic symptoms including depression and anxiety, insomnia, and reduced cortisol levels. The mind/body breathing connection also contributes to the restoration of healthy sleeping habits. The poses here are demonstrated by renowned yogi Alex Auder. All levels can do the Restorative poses she teaches – the absolute novice to the advanced yoga practitioner. Within each lesson, Alex explains the benefits of each pose and demonstrates how to do them.