Bedtime Yoga for Restful Sleep – Video Class


If you are looking for the perfect yoga poses to have you all relaxed for a good night's sleep, today's class is the one for you. This fifteen minute yoga sequence focuses on gentle restorative postures using the support of pillows and the softness of your bed.

As we focus on holding each pose, awareness is brought to the breath. Using the heavy exhales, we stimulate more of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for decreasing blood pressure, calming the heart rate, and preparing the body for rest. I highly suggest allowing heavy sighs to flow out as you release the busy day you've had in preparation for sleep.

You may also notice that as you begin slowing down, the brain suddenly becomes stimulated. We are busy running all day long that it is only natural for your brain to light up when you stop all the crazy movement. "Oooh, finally you are slowing down long enough to listen to me! Let me start to play back through every unnecessary thought we've had all...