We have all been a witness to it. It’s three o’clock in the morning, your mind is racing out of control about the silliest thoughts and you can not fall asleep. Whether it is due to stress, hormone shifts or too much caffeine close to bedtime, insomnia is extremely frustrating.
I have recently experienced sleeplessness due to hormone changes where I wake up at four o’clock in the morning every day and it is no fun. The days of hitting the pillow and waking up eight hours later totally refreshed have been few and far between lately. One great thing is I have been using this quiet time to be super productive. Although I much rather catch some solid z’s.
If you are experiencing the challenge of sleepless nights, you are not alone. Increased daily stresses contribute to the astounding rate of over 70 million Americans who report having a sleep disorder.
Along side a quality diet and consistent exercise, a good night sleep is one of the top factors in maintaining good health. There are many tools you can use to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Meditating right before bedtime can assist the mind in unwinding from the day. Taking a few moments to breathe through the nose, slow the breath down and lengthen the exhale can shift your nervous system into a rest and digest state. In addition, small movements that focus on forward folds will allow your body to move into a relaxed state in preparation for deep sleep.
Need a little assistance with releasing the day and preparing for bed time? Then get in your jammies and come join me for this week’s class, Yoga for Insomnia and fall into a deep slumber!
Whether you have something on your mind, you are experiencing hormone changes or maybe you had a little too much caffeine before bedtime, this week’s class, Yoga for Insomnia, will help you unwind so you can get to sleep. Through breathwork that focuses on relaxing you through the exhale and forward folds that calm your nervous system, you will be snoozing before you know it. Yoga with Meditation Mutha is for everyBODY. Please join me in this opportunity to get an amazing rest and feel rejuvenated in the morning. Sweet dreams! Please subscribe to the Yoga with Meditation Mutha YouTube Channel to be the first to receive weekly videos.