Sleep has been proven to be one of the key factors in your optimum health, and yoga, meditation and breathing can be key to improving your sleep health. Because there is simply nothing better than a good night’s rest, we’ve got a challenge with yoga classes for the morning to get you moving and evening classes to help you to relax. We have restorative classes to help with managing your energy and meditation to calm and soothe your mind. We think that at the end of this challenge your snooze-time is bound to be better.
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Relax Big, Sleep Deep
26:01 | Lucy McCarthy
A sweet, nourishing and deeply relaxing sequence to help you drop away tension and stress. Moving through forward folds, this flow class is perfect for those challenged by sleep issues but also great stress release yoga class for practicing anytime. You will need two blocks.
Tension Buster Sleep Seducer
22:58 | Lucy McCarthy
A tension freeing practice to help shake off and rinse out blockages and habitual holdings that get in the way of relaxing deeply. Ideal for releasing stress, rinsing out frustrations and emptying out stagnant energy. Perfect for after work and with a long savasana, great for before bed. You'll need an eye-cover.
|22:58||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender
23:10 | Lucy McCarthy
A meditative, peace-inducing practice to calm the busy mind and drop deeply into the body. Perfect for when there is inner chaos and a tired body. With a focus on breath-work, there are some standing poses to help harmonise body and breath and create an inner calm. A great class for before bedtime or towards the end of the day to start a peaceful evening. You will need a block & eye-bag.
Restorative: Full Body Airing
17:34 | Naomi Absalom
A very peaceful guided restorative sequence, just a couple of poses and more focus on the meditative aspects of this very quiet practice. A brilliant way to end the day. You will need two blocks or a bolster.
|17:34||Naomi Absalom||All Levels|
Better Sleep: Settle down for sleep
24:08 | Lisa Sanfilippo
This is yoga to enable you to settle down to sleep, you can even do this practice in bed. Lisa gives you the essential poses and breathing to settle the nervous system ready for rest. She also shares some acupressure points known to help with calming and soothing the body to rest.
Relax and Soothe into the Evening
25:28 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
This yin yoga class is entirely at the wall. This means that the wall will aid you to relax and deepen your positions, you can relax into the wall so that tension melts away. This class is the perfect antidote for after a busy day at work. Using a wall changes the bloodflow and improves circulation. You will need a bolster.
Peace and Breath
17:20 | Norman Blair
A very quiet and gentle yoga class. All yoga poses are supine and held for a period, where the body is calmed and quieted and attention is turned inward. Then Norman leads a breath practice at sitting. You may need a cushion or block for sitting still. Great for times where you are looking to reduce stress/anxiety and perfect for before bed when you are looking to quiet the mind and gently stretch the body.
32:57 | Joo Teoh
This class is a mixture of yoga and qigong to help you to release anxiety, quiet your mind, clear your mind and prepare for sleep. Movements are gengle and accessible and don't involve full stretches, you are encouraged to not take a full stretch, but to use a chair or perhaps the edge of your bed for some of the yoga poses.
43:41 | Clive Fogelman
A very peaceful restorative class which which great for giving yourself some nurture at the end of a busy day. Great to help you to relax before you go to sleep, only a few, deep poses and plenty of guided visualisations/meditations. You will need cushions or a bolster.
Inner Axis: Sleep Health Sequence
31:17 | Max Strom
A wonderful class to do before bed to calm and relax yourself to prepare for a deep, healthy sleep. Expect supine stretches, a calming focus on the breath and standing poses to help you to focus on deepening your breath. Practice finishes with your legs up the wall, you'll need to be near the wall for this. Enjoy and sleep well. You will need a strap or belt and 2 blocks or books.
|31:17||Max Strom||All Levels|
Sleep Well Meditation
14:56 | Alexander Filmer-Lorch
A beautiful meditation to leave you feeling very peaceful and fully relaxed, ready for bed. A great practice if your mind is feeling busy and you need to deeply settle, suitable for meditation beginners. Thanks to Flow Tunbridge Wells for providing this beautiful location for filming.
Restore yourself: Drop into stillness
42:21 | Joo Teoh
A great yoga class to end a frantic day. This class winds you down and prepares you to drop into deep peaceful sleep. With hatha and restorative poses, this class is a great way into a settled and calming evening. Class starts standing with gentle neck rolls, then gentle hip stretches and finally lying down in long holds so you can drop into a meditative state. Although class calls for two bolsters, rolled blankets or cushions will work just as well.
|42:21||Joo Teoh||All Levels|
05:33 | Lucy McCarthy
5 minute practice for emergencies! Maybe you've woken up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep - take this class to switch you back into blissful slumber. You will need a block, bolster or cushion to sit on.
|05:33||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
01:06:00 | Adrianna Zaccardi
Although we may believe the restorative yoga is best before bed, this practice has been designed for you to practice first thing in the morning, so that you may experience the level of presence and vitality as it filter through your day. Granted this may be on the weekend, but do try it and experience first hand your vitality through this nourishing restorative practice.
Manage Anxiety (9): Relax & Sleep Into Greatness
26:33 | Robin Watkins - Davis
A few stretches to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and relax the body, guided relaxation: body scan, breath counting and image visualisation, this yoga nidra is inspired from: Yoga Nidra book by Yoga Publications Trust
|26:33||Robin Watkins - Davis||Beginners|
22:10 | Adam Hocke
Wind-down before bed and ensure a restful sleep. This short and simple practice will take you from anxiety to rest. Beginning with a few active postures and leading to 10 minutes of restorative rest. You will need a bolster and access to a chair.
|22:10||Adam Hocke||All Levels|