I like to think it is. Restorative yoga appeals to my inner teenage rebel with its counter-culture message, which is essentially this: *"there is nothing you can add to yourself to make you more complete." If we actually took this idea to heart, the shape of our lives (not to mention the economy!) would look very different.
The predominant cultural messaging we live with is that we need MORE - to do more, to get more or to be more - more motivated, creative successful, wealthy, thin, beautiful, fit, healthy, etc. Even the self-help section of the bookstore carries the subliminal message that somehow, whoever we are, we are not enough.
Instead of endlessly striving for more, Restorative practice asks us to find comfort and contentment with who we are right now. Restorative suggests that we lie down, look inside ourselves, disengage from that external messaging and engage with ourselves for long enough to notice that we ARE enough just as we are.
*I'm going to credit this quote to the wonderful teacher, Shivanand Thomas Amelio, although I could be wrong about that.