I’m a really shitty sleeper.
Even with all my yoga tools and knowledge, I still have moments of serious struggle.
Those evenings where my mind is racing, where I toss and turn to the wee hours, where nothing coaxes me into my dreams.
You know those evenings, yeah?
Your new bedtime yoga class is for these types of evenings.
- It’s the salve for anxiety.
- It’s the balm for nonstop thoughts.
- It’s the antidote to feeling unworthy.
- It’s the medicine for restlessness.
And, it’s also something else.
It’s a ritual to ease into your evening, to honor the transition, to respect the process of the pause. Think of it as a sacred practice that carries you from daytime to evening, helping to draw an energetic line. Because all too often, we race from moment to moment. We don’t allow ourselves to energetically shift into a new experience, and as a result, we suffer.
Shitty sleep is a reflection of this behavior.
So what would happen if we adopted a bedtime practice? And what are evenings for anyway? I like to view the evening through the lens of the chakra system (big surprise), specifically the root and crown chakras.
Root chakra practices guide us to:
- reconnect with the earth plane
- reconnect with our bodies
- rest, replenish, restore
- take care of our primal needs
While crown chakra practices guide us to:
- welcome silence and stillness
- embrace meditation
- create space in consciousness
- reconnect to our soul’s essence
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I love these practices. All of them are grounding, nourishing, and calming; three things that every evening needs.
I wonder, what would happen if we integrated just one of these practices into our evening?
How shitty would our sleep would be then? Would feelings of unworthiness still climb into bed? Wold the nonstop thoughts continue? Would our anxiety increase?
In my experience, all of the above is replaced with peace and contentment.
THIS IS WHAT I WANT FOR BOTH OF US.
And this is why I created your new yoga class (that’s only ten minutes).
There’s only three pieces to it and each piece is practiced for three minutes.
- We start in downward facing dog with a block supporting our head.
- We soften into a supported child’s pose.
- We end with a moment of stillness.
So simple. So effective. So powerful.
It’s my prayer that we both use this practice, that we both honor the transition, that we both ease into our evening, that we both experience a night of restful sleep. Because let’s be real, we gotta live our journey, and that requires plenty of sleep!
Meet ya on the mat friend. Thank you so much for being here.
Hey! I’m Allie.
I’m a self-growth student, freedom-seeker, yoga teacher and the founder of a tight-knit online yoga community: the Body Mind Soul Studio. I’m here to teach you how to transform your life on-and-off-the-mat with a holistic yoga practice.
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