As 2019 begins, we are gifted with a blank slate, a fresh calendar, and a new opportunity to start fresh and create the lives we desire. Although the holidays are exciting, there’s a tendency to fall out of our routines and practices. There is also the tendency to not sleep enough, to eat foods we don’t usually consume, and generally wear ourselves down. The New Year is a powerful time to implement healthy new habits to help you thrive in your daily life.
To assist you in feeling your best, we’ve got four new practices to use as an evening wind down ritual––a life hack many of us need. Without consistent sleep and relaxation, we can’t operate at our highest level during the day. In order for our Prana to flow freely, we need balance. Each class will help you implement a ritual for relaxation and a restful night’s sleep.
In general, the goal of an evening practice is to help you tap into your parasympathetic nervous system, which governs relaxation, to quiet and restore the overactive mind. If you’re one of those people whose mind begins to race the minute your head hits the pillow, a ritual to restore calm at the end of the day is the perfect solution. Forward folds like Paschimottasana (Seated Forward Fold) and passive inversions like Vipariti Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall) are both excellent postures to make the shift from work to home. To make it easy, save one of these mindful classes to your favorites today.
Three of the featured classes are gentle and intended to help you relax and serve as a ritual to close out your day. If you need a more vigorous practice to burn off extra energy from your day, try Kristin Gibowicz’s Sculpt & Rest.
Join us in 2019 as we embark on our goal of starting the day strong, reveling in each moment of our day, and closing out each day in a mindful, intentional way.
Here are this week's four new yoga classes, perfect for the end of your day!
1. Elise Fabricant: Chillax Before Bed
2. Robert Sidoti: Yoga to Close Your Day
3. Erin Wimert: Unwind Your Spine, Unwind Your Mind
4. Kristin Gibowicz: Sculpt & Rest
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