Ashtanga yoga is meant to be practiced consistently - 6 days a week. It is traditional to take the 2 moon days off each month as well, and for women the first days of their menstrual cycle. During these rest days its nice to do a restorative practice. This one is designed to leave you feeling re-energized and your hips and back open. You need many props for this - but not all are absolutely necessary Props Needed: A blanket, a strap, two to three blocks, and a chair or back-bending whale bench.