Continuing with our theme(s) from last week, I want to keep this super short and sweet during this extra busy time, and give you all the tools you need to support yourself during the holidays!!
So I'm sharing some bedtime yoga stuff you can do, whether you're feeling anxious from the holiday crunch, craving gentle movement, or traveling and not sure how to get your practice in on the road. This short sequence is meant to be done slowly, in your pj’s, with as many blankets and pillows and candles as you want…
I did these moves myself because I ate a few too many nachos last night and came home with a bellyache :( I knew I needed to give my organs a good massage, which - surprise - yoga does just that! Twists are especially good for digestion, but don't forget you can also actually lay there and massage your belly; whether it's hurting or not, self-massage is a great practice that will help with digestion and those all-around self-love vibes.
Here is the full, oozy/sleepy/stretchy sequence…
Finally, climb under the covers and go to sleep!
If you’re still feeling wound up, try a body scan:
Starting at the toes and working your way up, relax each part of your body. Breathe slowly and intentionally, as if you’re breathing in and out of that body part. If a part (your jaw, for example) is hard to relax, try tensing it first and then relaxing it.
When finished, feel your body’s weight sink into your bed, and allow yourself to be held by the mattress. Focus on how supported and comfortable you feel, and continue to breathe slowly as you drift off to sleep…