Posted by: eveyoga | January 17, 2011

Ultimate Relaxation

Savasana

I sleep like a baby through the night.

It wasn’t always so. I used to teach early morning yoga classes several times a week. My alarm went at 5 am, but I’d try to be asleep the night before by 10 at the latest. I was always tired the next day, not a good look for a yoga teacher, or really anyone.

Then, along came The Menopause with its dramatic night sweats and a kind of internal alarm clock that would ruin my sleep from 4 am onwards.

Last year, with double hip surgery, I had to sleep on my back for 6 weeks, not at all conducive to a good night’s sleep.

What can one do naturally for disturbed sleep? One helpful idea is Judith Lasater’s “Elusive Dreams:Poses for Insomnia” yoga practice in her book Relax and Renew.

For my part though when I was fatigued, I would allow myself to be led by the sound of Richard Miller on his c.d. The Meditative Heart of Yoga. Thirty minutes of this profound way of relaxing would usually restore energy and create clarity and calm. Click yoga nidra for information of Richard’s work.

To the quiet mind, all things are possible. – Meister Eckhart

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