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 Mind33:38
    Flow Towards Freedom: Mellow Mind

    Lucy McCarthy

    A mindfully paced, meditative slow flow class to sooth your nervous system and calm your mind. With a focus on forward bends, pranayama and relaxation to finish. This class will quiet and slow down your mind. Ideal for when you want to invite a feeling of deep peace and calm!



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  • (6) Insight & Intuition: The 3rd Eye Chakra19:32
    (6) Insight & Intuition: The 3rd Eye Chakra

    Lucy McCarthy

    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.



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  • Sleep Well21:37
    Sleep Well

    Lucy McCarthy

    A pre-bed sweet sleep inducing practice. Get into your pyjamas and enjoy this short sequence to get you into a deep state of relaxation for a great night of sleep. You'll need one strap, one block and an eye mask if you have one.



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  • Flow And Restore41:51
    Flow And Restore

    Lucy McCarthy

    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.



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  • Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender23:10
    Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender

    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.



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  • Tension Buster Sleep Seducer22:58
    Tension Buster Sleep Seducer

    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.



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  • Relax Big, Sleep Deep26:01
    Relax Big, Sleep Deep

    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.



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  • Sleep SOS05:33
    Sleep SOS

    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.



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  • Restorative Practice27:05
    Restorative Practice

    Lucy McCarthy

    This restorative class gives several variations of savasana (corpse pose) and will leave your body feeling deeply nourished, released and restored. You will need a yoga bolster, or cushions, a mat and some blocks.



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  • Before Bed15:43
    Before Bed

    Lucy McCarthy

    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.



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  • After work: Release & restore23:05
    After work: Release & restore

    Lucy McCarthy

    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.



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