It is the centering of your breath and body – aligning the physical and mental by practicing gentle movement for extended periods of time. restorative movements may include light twists, seated forward folds and gentle backbends. When your life is racing full-speed ahead, so is your mind. Restorative yoga helps provide that physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety, through the use of movement that gives you all the benefits of deep, passive stretching and relaxation.