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Good Evening Yogis!

Good Evening Yogis!

The Rest is just as important as the Work” = Words to live by and why we’re offering four fabulous classes to help you wind down and get a great night’s sleep. Maybe work is hectic right now or you’re navigating some challenges in your personal life or maybe you’ve been having way too much fun! Whatever the cause, the result is you’re sacrificing sleep and aren’t feeling your most vibrant.

We get it. Life happens. But the Yin is as important as the Yang! We’ve got a few tips to help you either create or resurrect an evening ritual that will have you snoozing soundly and waking up feeling ready to embrace the day. A great evening yoga practice will relax your muscles but more importantly, will quiet your busy mind. Sometimes, even when you’re physically wiped out, your repetitive thoughts refuse to stop spinning around your head and results in occasional or chronic insomnia.

Yoga designed to help you chill out and soothe your soul can do the trick. An evening practice will help you tap into your parasympathetic nervous system, which governs relaxation, to quiet and restore the overactive mind. Forward folds and passive inversions are introspective postures that cool and calm your mind.

This week’s classes feature varied approaches to helping you drift off into dreamland. From Ben Davis’s Fitness ‘n’ Yoga, two fabulous flows from Jackie Casal Mahrou and Mary Baker, to Jessica Oldfield's Sleepy Time Yoga.

If you don’t have time for a full class, try our favorite passive inversion, Vipariti Karani (Legs up the Wall) for five to fifteen minutes. Lie down on the floor (or maybe in bed) and slide a bolster or pillow under your hips and prop your legs up against the wall. Find the position that feels effortless and supported. Maybe add an eye-pillow and some lavender.

Save these specialized classes to your favorites so when you start counting sheep, you can press play instead and catch some zzz’s.

Fitness 'n' Yoga: Evening Flow - Ben Davis

Evening Chill - Flowing into Stillness - Mary Baker

Sleepy Time Yoga - Jessica Oldfield

Candlelight Vinyasa Flow - Jackie Casal Mahrou

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