Focus: This class features a selection of relaxing restorative poses to help you get a deep and restful sleep. The sequence is designed to be suitable for practicing late in the evening or even directly before bedtime. It contains poses that help to diffuse stress and calm the mind. Insomnia may involve difficulty in falling asleep, or difficulty in staying asleep, or waking too early. It is an increasingly common ailment in today’s world. It can contribute to poor concentration and focus, and can leave you with an ongoing sense of tiredness and lethargy. It can also lead to poor overall mental and physical health. Chief contributors to disruption of the sleep wake cycle can be stress, constantly changing work and family schedule, caffeine, prolonged periods in front of computers and heavy late night meals. The creation of a relaxing bedtime ritual can help to combat insomnia. Yoga sequences such as this one can be easily built in to your night time routine. In addition to soothing your body and mind these poses will also help to calm your breath.
Key Poses: Supta baddha konasana, supported purvottanasana, chair sarvangasana, setu bandha sarvangasana, viparita karani, savasana.
Equipment: Mat, 2 chairs, 2 bolsters, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt.
Duration: 50 min