Ready for Bed › Lucy McCarthy
These practices are specifically designed by our expert teachers to help you to sleep. They will reduce the anxieties and stress of the day and bring you to a more meditative state which will give you a much better night's sleep.
You may be surprised at how little movements in the right direction can really affect the quality of your life, improve your night and the next day. Guaranteed.
Flow Towards Freedom: Mellow Mind
(6) Insight & Intuition: The 3rd Eye Chakra
A meditative class to awaken the higher mind, quieten the internal chatter and stimulate your intuitive abilities. Starting with quieting eye movements, and then with gentle poses with a block to rest on your third eye chakra. Suitable for doing before bed, or in the morning, enabling you to act with insight and intuition throughout the day. You will need a block and an eye mask.
Flow And Restore
A delicious balanced practice to both uplift and relax you - a grounding and steadying class, to prepare for a deep, restful sleep. Beginning with a steady nourishing flow and leading to big rejuvenation through restorative yoga poses. A yin and yang practice to bring you into balance. You will need a bolster, two bricks, a strap and an eye bag.
Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender
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.
Tension Buster Sleep Seducer
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.
We wouldn't say that this is the most fun that you could have in a bedroom but this practice will help you to calm down before sleep. This will help with any insomnia or sleeplessness you may be experiencing. Lucy has two students with her to show this sleepy practice which is for just before bed to calm your nervous system to prepare for a deep restful sleep. You'll need a strap or belt for hamstring stretches.
After work: Release & restore
This wonderful nurturing practice introduces the idea of restorative practice ”“ constructive rest - often the very best thing to do after a hard day at work. Lucy guides a practice using the support of blankets and cushions and finishes with the legs against the wall ”“ the most effective poses to rest the body and settle the mind.