Raise your hand if you have trouble falling asleep at night?
Raise your hand if you realize as you're heading to bed that you haven't worked out yet today?
Wanna know how yoga can help get you ready for bed?
1. Yoga is a really great way to get in a little extra workout at night and get a restful, deep sleep. The practice of yoga engages the parasympathetic nervous system which is what's responsible for "rest and digest" functioning in your body. If you can practice yoga before bed time you can end up sleeping more soundly, drift to sleep faster and stop waking up in the middle of the night.
2. Yoga has also been well-studied in its effects on stress relief and coping. At the end of the day, yoga is a fantastic way to kind of wipe the slate clean and destress after a long day.
3. Stretching before bed helps soothe tension. You're probably sitting at a desk all day or bending over chasing after 2yr olds which can cause a lot of joint pain and minor injuries to the body. Stretching it all out - getting oxygen to the muscles - before bed can help ease that pain and not exacerbate it during sleep.
4. Ever take a yoga class and at the end feel like your mind is less cluttered and lighter? It's not just you - it's a real thing. Along with that stress relief - yoga can help to quiet all that extra noise happening in your mind which will help you ease in to sleep quickly.
I love practicing a 15 minute simple routine each evening. It helps me to slow everything down and really prepare for bed after a long day. I notice on days I skip it, I have trouble falling asleep, my mind is racing and I'm grumpier in the morning when my kids wake me up - not fun.
If you're looking for a good routine you can incorporate at bed time, watch this special class I recorded for you! You'll feel rested, relaxed and ready for a good night's sleep!
This class is safe for:
- prenatal + postnatal
- any injuries
So really there's no excuse not to try it ;)