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BEDTIME YOGA: HOW TO RELAX FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Practicing yoga before bedtime is a terrific way to release everything you’re holding onto mentally or physically before sinking into a peaceful night of deep sleep.

Incorporating a relaxing yoga practice into your nighttime routine may improve the quality and duration of your sleep. This is especially beneficial for people who sleep lightly, have insomnia, or have limited time to sleep. Yoga regularly had better overall sleep quality, less episodes of disturbed sleep, took less time to fall asleep, less day time dysfunction, less use of sleep medications and also felt more rested and energetic in the morning.

What happens when you stretch every night?

14 Stretches to Do Before Bed for Better Sleep | Sleep Foundation


Others may find stress relief through gentle stretching before bedtime. Stretching is a natural, effective strategy. View Source for relaxing the muscles. Stretching not only helps maintain physical health but also supports mental health and relieves stress.

Beyond just aiding sleep, a consistent pre-bedtime yoga routine has been associated with an overall improvement in life quality. Study participants have reported higher happiness levels, better stress management, and an increased sense of wellbeing


YOGA TO CONNECT TO YOUR BREATH, BODY & MIND

Why is breath in yoga important?

Breathing is a fundamental aspect of yoga because the breath is our life force, yet it’s often overlooked. Proper breathing techniques can enhance the physical and mental benefits of yoga postures, and bring a sense of calmness and relaxation to the mind and body.

What yoga does for your mind?

Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. “Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,

What is the relationship between yoga and the human body?

The practice of yoga asanas (poses) develops strength and flexibility, while soothing your nerves and calming your mind. The asanas affect the muscles, joints and skin, and the whole body – glands, nerves, internal organs, bones, respiration and the brain. The physical building blocks of yoga are the posture and the breath.

At the core of Yoga is the belief that mind, and body are intrinsically interwoven. We work the body to quiet the mind. We work the mind, to free the body. Our emotions and thought patterns can contribute to imbalances in the body, directly affecting health outcomes




REBOOT: YOGA TO BEAT THE AFTERNOON SLUMP

Afternoon Slump😴

Your levels of the hormone cortisol go up and down all day, which can leave you feeling sluggish in the afternoon. Even if you’d rather take a nap than get on the mat, a yoga practice can reenergize and refocus you – without caffeine.

REBOOT is about re-connecting, rejuvenating, and empowering the body to reset and find what feels good.

Yoga and Energy🧘😀

Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods. You may feel increased mental and physical energy, a boost in alertness and enthusiasm, and fewer negative feelings after getting into a routine of practicing yoga. While holding a pose may be your go-to for unwinding, it turns out your yoga practice can actually energize you, too. Yoga has a lot to do with relaxation and calming down, but it can also be revitalizing, boosting your energy levels.

Yoga and the Mind🧘‍♂️🧠

Yoga is a powerful tool for calming the mind. It can blast through stress, improve overall mental well-being, and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Research has shown that yoga can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

Yoga and the Breath🧘‍♀️🫁

By releasing endorphins, the body relaxes, and you feel more comfortableBoosts energy and increases vitality. As you breathe deeply, you increase your energy levels and allow fresh oxygen and nutrients to be distributed to your cells. This helps the brain and organs function at an optimal level.