Restorative yoga uses bolsters and props to support the natural curves of the body. Gentle yoga poses are held for up to 15 minutes, creating a truly deep experience in each posture. The benefits of a restorative yoga class differ from and complement a regular hatha yoga practice. Deep states of meditation are entered without effort. Restorative yoga appeals to diverse groups of people, including bodybuilders, athletes, meditators, and people who simply enjoy relaxing into new levels of blissful awareness.