Ep 21: On sleep recovery and the power of yoga for getting a better night’s rest

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“It’s a very yogic thing to return to good sleep…it’s a time when we have to let go.”

In the UK two thirds of adults have disrupted sleep. But why is it so difficult. Our culture plays a big part; requiring us to always be busy and shun our bedtime in favour of evenings out or chilling in front of the TV.

In this episode, we talk to Lisa Sanfilippo, author and yoga teacher, who has created a sleep recovery course for MFML. Kat talks to Lisa about moving beyond the pills, apps and pillow sprays and discover deeper long lasting solutions to better sleep. We need to repair our ability to sleep well, not depend on these crutches, but how can we do that? Lisa offers tips on how to prepare for sleep with some revolutionary ideas, but also by using yogic philosophy to help us rediscover balance, patience, receptivity and rest. “Being able to re-learn patience, receptivity and getting out of the way is all aligned with sleep, rest and what yoga was put here to teach us.”

This podcast is a great introduction to the Sleep Recovery Course and for learning more about how important yoga is for sleep; “When we do yoga that is slower, more mindful and aware, it repairs our interoceptive capacity.”

In this episode you will find out…

About Lisa’s sleep journey and how it lead to Sleep Recovery (13:00)
  • Are you prone to catastrophic thinking and tension at night? How can you counteract this? 
  • The importance of breathing, moving and acupressure, even in the middle of the night! 
  • Why does yoga work for getting better sleep? 
The importance of sleep and letting go (24:55)
  • Why is sleep the most important thing we can learn to do properly?
  • Why do we need to soften and consider doing things a little differently? 
  • “The way we do one thing is the way we do everything, until we become conscious.” How can our Ayurvedic dosha impact our sleep?
  • How to work with yourself and your personality to get better sleep. 
Tips for preparing for good sleep (41:00)
  • It’s not just about what you do to wind down at the end of the day.
  • Yawning, closing your eyes, having a short rest – why we SHOULD do these through the day! 
  • The importance of yoga in preparing ourselves for good sleep, not just on a daily basis.
  • Can aroma, light, apps and devices really support our sleep? 
  • What is detrimental to good sleep?  
The optimal sleep routine (57:15)
  • Why should you learn and remember the Sleep Recovery course? It’s super easy! 
  • Why food, drink and time matter.
  • Why we should forget the second wind and listen to our natural rhythm. 
  • What are ‘marma points’, where do they come from and why are they so important? Experience them at 1:04:48 and in Lisa’a class.
  • The importance of breathing properly, learn how to at 1:11:12 and in Lisa’s class.

Find Lisa’s Sleep Recovery Course here: https://movementformodernlife.com/challenge-sleep-recovery

Do you want to explore Lisa’s Sleep Recovery course? Check out all our classes for FREE for 14 days here: https://movementformodernlife.com/chooseplan

Get Lisa’s Sleep Recovery book here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/sleep-recovery-9781472956316/

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