Establishing a consistent yoga practice is a powerful way to reduce sleep issues, manage stress and incorporate self-care into your plan for health.

Establishing a yoga practice is a powerful way to reduce sleep issues. Yoga helps to soothe the parasympathetic nervous system through a combination of relaxation, breathing, physical postures, and meditation. When our parasympathetic nervous system is calm we are able to relax and avoid the ‘flight or fight’ response that haunts many of us at bedtime. Yoga also assists our bodies’ digestion of, not only the foods we eat, but also our thoughts, emotions, and traumas- which all play a role in how well we sleep at night. When we still need to digest our day, we may start to obsess or ruminate over things at bedtime. Yoga also increases circulation within us so we may find we have more energy during the day and upon waking. Lastly, yoga helps us connect to the still, quiet, peaceful place within us which can be called upon when we are having a hard time falling asleep or struggling with waking at night. If you practice yoga consistently for an extended period of time you will likely notice that your sleep issues naturally diminish.

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YOGA FOR SLEEP (BEDTIME SERIES)

Restorative Series for Mind + Body

Restorative Yoga is a form of yoga that tries to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the benefit of props. It helps to soothe the parasympathetic nervous system through a combination of relaxation, breathing, physical postures, and meditation. When our parasympathetic nervous system is calm we are able to relax and avoid the ‘flight or fight’ response that haunts many of us at bedtime. This class consists of a series of 5-7 poses you can incorporate into your nightly sleep routine to help unwind both physically and mentally from the day. 

 

The benefits of this low-impact class, slow pace practice include:

Recalibrate the Pace of Life; Slow Down

Relax the Mind; Relieve Anxiety

Encourage Mindfulness

To Deeply Relax the Body

Achieve Optimal Alignment; Alleviating Back, Hip + and Neck Pain

Decrease Inflammation + Increase Blood Flow

Deepen Self-Awareness + Self-Compassion

Sleep Better

 

YOGA FOR THE AIRWAY

For Snoring, Teeth Grinding, Bruxim + Sleep Apnea

You may already know that yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety, but did you know it can also help those who snore, struggle with sleep apnea or issues with TMJ? In this 1 hour workshopwe will be sharing insight into how the jaw and airway function, and provide a facial and throat yoga practice demonstrating how to bring awareness and balance to them to release tension to help you sleep better! Practicing yoga daily teaches you how to breathe from the diaphragm, which may reduce the blockages to your airway that causes Sleep Apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder that causes the throat muscles intermittently to relax and block your airway during sleep. It is also helpful to give smaller muscles a workout specifically, your mouth, throat, and tongue which can call affect your ability to get the deep, restorative sleep you need for optimal health and well-being.

YOGA NIDRA

iREST + Yogic Sleep

The practice of yoga nidra is both practical and spiritual. Yoga nidra is a state of being in which we are awake and aware while we are in a deep sleep. This state is very similar to the state we achieve through meditation, but getting to this state through this type of practice is actually much more accessible. The benefits of experiencing the state of yoga nidra are far reaching and include the ability to normalize our sleep patterns, decrease anxiety, increase our memory, nourish our nervous systems, and even slow the aging process. In addition to these physical benefits, yoga nidra facilitates an awareness of and a connection to our true Self and universal consciousness as opposed to the typical association we make with the individual ego self.

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