Yin yoga holds a special place in my tool box of practices that help me calm down from my busy life. A few Yin yoga postures before bed can help me settle down for a peaceful nourishing sleep. Have a some time before bed tonight? Try out the following sequence of poses to help calm your nervous system and transition into a restful state. Stay in each pose for up to 3 minutes to reap the full benefits. You can practice all but the first pose in bed even!!!! I like to cover myself in a blanket and practice in front of the fire.
As with any posture practice, if you feel something isn't right or being in the pose hurts then ease yourself out. Consider stopping all use of computer technology for 60 minutes before bed time to make falling and staying asleep easier.
There are a few places left in Rest & Recharge: a 2 hour restorative Yin practice on Wednesday June 19th at 6.30pm $25. Register here
We get asked all the time why we offer and teach hot yoga so I thought it would be a great topic for a series of blog posts! Here goes the first one......
Did you know that repeated exposures to exercise and heat produce acclimatization - changes in physiological function by which the tolerance to heat stress is improved resulting in increase in blood plasma volume, increase in sweating rate, and improved endocrine system response?
Well it does - have an in depth peer reviewed read about it here
Have you been to Kyle's Roots of Yoga class yet? It is really quite different than any other class on the schedule and is taught in the true Kyle style!
In his own words, this is what you can expect from the class"
"This class begins with Meditation, Suria Kriya, the origins of Surya Namaskara, to help break the "karmic cycle" followed by Angamardana, the diamond body or"limb mastery" practice for 15-20 min. Great for joints, strengthening, pumping blood flow and building Prana through rigorous breath. Resting in between movements. This is followed by a gentle Hatha Flow where we hold postures for 2-3 minutes with relaxation after each posture. Followed by Aniloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing ) meditation and finally savasana."
Check out a video of Angamardana as taught at the Ishta School in South India where Kyle studied.
Sarah-Jane loves learning, listening, sharing and doing yoga!