Restorative yoga for fasting: Energizing and calming sequences

Cairo-based yoga instructor Nadia al-Dasher shares two restorative yoga sequences — one calming and one energizing — ideal for those who have never practiced yoga before.

This calming sequence is ideal if you are feeling anxious. It also calms the body and eases some of the aches and pains associated with fasting, making it perfect for before iftar.

This energizing sequence can help if you feel like you have low energy and need a little pick-me-up. It also aids in digestion and so is great for after iftar, especially if you have eaten too much or feel a little bloated.

Nadia El-Dasher