Want to wind down after the day without sudating yourself a food and alcohol or turning into a TV zombie. There is healthier, simple and 100% FREE way to relax your mind and body after the daily grind.
A simple forward bend in Yoga done in restorative way brings us back to a calm, tranquil, reflective and relaxed state of being. Basically all day long our energy is directed out into the world with distractions and stress in varying amounts from commuting, work, chores, appointments, friends and family commitments etc. When we fold forward we not only get a beautiful stretch, it also draws our attention within and away from all the external stimulation of the day.
The seated forward bend also known as Paschimothanasana is well......excellent. It has so many benefits. When doing this before bed you can try it in a more restful and passive way, holding it for longer than you would in a regular Yoga sequence maybe up to 5 minutes. Avoid this pose if you have any back injuries such as disc problems(when in doubt please consult your doctor). Here are some simple tips to make the most of the the pose:
Thanks for reading. Lots of Love and restorative relaxing to you.
Hana & Aya
Bedtime Yoga: Put your Legs Up!
Been on your feet all day? Or sitting at desk? Putting your feet up is always a great idea and who knew that putting your legs up was actually a real Yoga pose.
Legs up the wall is also know as Viparita Karani in the Yoga world and really is that simple!
Great things about 'Legs up the Wall'
How to do it.
Until next time. Happy relaxing. Sleep well friends.