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A yoga flow with Gygi to help you sleep better
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Yoga For Sleep With Gygi
Skylight • Ep 2
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Yoga For Sleep With Gygi
Yoga For Sleep With Gygi
Skylight • Ep 2 • 06:20

Close your eyes and imagine a gentle yoga flow that will ease you into a night of deep, restful slumber. This simple technique serves as a gentle lullaby for both your body and mind, resulting in a relaxing sleep routine.

The secret to this sleep-friendly yoga routine is its slow pace and focused breathwork. It is not about perfecting complicated poses, but rather about releasing the day's stresses. As you go through each calming posture, you are signaling to your body that it is time to unwind, promoting a sense of calm.

This evening yoga practice serves as both a physical and mental recharge. Slow movements and focused breathing allow a smooth transition from the day's activity to relaxation. It's a commitment to yourself to ensure a calm end to the day and set the basis for a good night's sleep. When you use this simple yet powerful strategy, you'll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.


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- Welcome, I'm glad you're here. We're going to start exploring ways in which we can find deeper rest. This could be a great thing to do in bed, this could be a great practice for you to do pretty much any time you're just needing to rest and find some deep relaxation. We'll start by bringing hands to the body. As you connect your palms onto yourself, anywhere, on your heart space, on your abdomen, you can also press down into the legs, but as you start to find that physical connection to the body, it also helps us to explore a spiritual connection to ourselves. So start out here with a full breath, and then take a breath in through your nose and a soft sigh out through your mouth. Now with your next breath, breathe in through the nose and then that soft sigh out through the nose. Take a moment to pause and check in, notice and observe without judgment, without critique. And I invite you to start to be here in your body, in this moment. Now, very gently, I invite you to lie down. Now, I have a blanket underneath my hips and my back. And if you're in your bed, you can just lie down on top of the sheets and the covers, or if you're on the floor, feel free to use a yoga mat or any other blanket there for support. Start with the feet up, or the feet planted, knees up towards the ceiling, and then place the hands back on the body, either resting them both on your abdomen or one on your heart space, and one on your abdomen. Come back to that breath through the nose, and then allow the spine to settle into whatever you're supported by. Invite a sense of relaxation into your whole body. Take another breath here. Now gently relax your arms down by your sides and take the knees up towards the ceiling. We're gonna start to windshield wiper the leg side to side, creating a little bit more movement and mobility through the hips. As you move here, continue to find a rhythm of breathing that you can maintain as you move. Let the knees drop all the way over to one side, and then pause here. With another breath, take the knees all the way to the other side. And now pause, breathe here. Gently bring the legs back up to center. And then from here, bend the knees and tuck them in towards the body. Wrap the arms around the legs, take a gentle squeeze, and then pick the head up so that the nose is coming up towards the knees. Give yourself a hug, send yourself some love, and then lightly rest your head and shoulders back down on the floor. From here, one hand comes to each shin, and as you breathe out, press the knees away from you, round through the upper back, lift the chin, and then very gently lower back down, hug the knees in towards the body. We'll do that same thing two more times. Gently press the knees away from you, tuck the chin down, and then hug the knees in as you rest. Once more, lengthen out through the arms as you peel the head and the shoulder blades off the floor or off whatever you're resting on, and then gently hug the knees back in. From here, send the feet straight up towards the ceiling. Now this is great for allowing blood to just gently circulate more into the heart space. This is also great for helping to reduce swelling in the lower legs, and it can help with restless leg syndrome. Now some options here, your hips can be level with whatever you're resting on, the floor, your bed, or you could use something to prop up the hips. So if you'd like to choose that option, slide something underneath your lower back and your sacrum. It could be a yoga block, but you could also use books or even a pillow, and then extend the feet back up towards the ceiling. Align the ankles right over the hips, and then rest the arms by your sides. Find your breath rhythm, soft breath in through the nose, and a soft sigh out through the nose. Take this moment as you rest through the legs to soften the shoulders and connect with your breath. Let's place the hands back on the body anywhere where it feels comfortable to you. Notice the warmth in the body. Take another breath here. Now, if it feels strenuous to keep the legs straight, feel free to have a bend in the knees. It's another great option for more support. Very gently lower the legs back down, remove anything that's underneath the hips, and then once again, hands come back to the body. This time, extend the legs long on the surface that you're resting on. Take a full breath in to reach your arms over your head, stretch long through the body, and then as you exhale, hug the knees back in towards the body, gentle squeeze, and then roll to your side. Rest on your side. Invite in more ease, more comfort, and rest. Thanks for joining me today.

Watching Now
Yoga For Sleep With Gygi
Yoga For Sleep With Gygi
Skylight • Ep 2 • 06:20

Close your eyes and imagine a gentle yoga flow that will ease you into a night of deep, restful slumber. This simple technique serves as a gentle lullaby for both your body and mind, resulting in a relaxing sleep routine.

The secret to this sleep-friendly yoga routine is its slow pace and focused breathwork. It is not about perfecting complicated poses, but rather about releasing the day's stresses. As you go through each calming posture, you are signaling to your body that it is time to unwind, promoting a sense of calm.

This evening yoga practice serves as both a physical and mental recharge. Slow movements and focused breathing allow a smooth transition from the day's activity to relaxation. It's a commitment to yourself to ensure a calm end to the day and set the basis for a good night's sleep. When you use this simple yet powerful strategy, you'll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.


View Transcript
- Welcome, I'm glad you're here. We're going to start exploring ways in which we can find deeper rest. This could be a great thing to do in bed, this could be a great practice for you to do pretty much any time you're just needing to rest and find some deep relaxation. We'll start by bringing hands to the body. As you connect your palms onto yourself, anywhere, on your heart space, on your abdomen, you can also press down into the legs, but as you start to find that physical connection to the body, it also helps us to explore a spiritual connection to ourselves. So start out here with a full breath, and then take a breath in through your nose and a soft sigh out through your mouth. Now with your next breath, breathe in through the nose and then that soft sigh out through the nose. Take a moment to pause and check in, notice and observe without judgment, without critique. And I invite you to start to be here in your body, in this moment. Now, very gently, I invite you to lie down. Now, I have a blanket underneath my hips and my back. And if you're in your bed, you can just lie down on top of the sheets and the covers, or if you're on the floor, feel free to use a yoga mat or any other blanket there for support. Start with the feet up, or the feet planted, knees up towards the ceiling, and then place the hands back on the body, either resting them both on your abdomen or one on your heart space, and one on your abdomen. Come back to that breath through the nose, and then allow the spine to settle into whatever you're supported by. Invite a sense of relaxation into your whole body. Take another breath here. Now gently relax your arms down by your sides and take the knees up towards the ceiling. We're gonna start to windshield wiper the leg side to side, creating a little bit more movement and mobility through the hips. As you move here, continue to find a rhythm of breathing that you can maintain as you move. Let the knees drop all the way over to one side, and then pause here. With another breath, take the knees all the way to the other side. And now pause, breathe here. Gently bring the legs back up to center. And then from here, bend the knees and tuck them in towards the body. Wrap the arms around the legs, take a gentle squeeze, and then pick the head up so that the nose is coming up towards the knees. Give yourself a hug, send yourself some love, and then lightly rest your head and shoulders back down on the floor. From here, one hand comes to each shin, and as you breathe out, press the knees away from you, round through the upper back, lift the chin, and then very gently lower back down, hug the knees in towards the body. We'll do that same thing two more times. Gently press the knees away from you, tuck the chin down, and then hug the knees in as you rest. Once more, lengthen out through the arms as you peel the head and the shoulder blades off the floor or off whatever you're resting on, and then gently hug the knees back in. From here, send the feet straight up towards the ceiling. Now this is great for allowing blood to just gently circulate more into the heart space. This is also great for helping to reduce swelling in the lower legs, and it can help with restless leg syndrome. Now some options here, your hips can be level with whatever you're resting on, the floor, your bed, or you could use something to prop up the hips. So if you'd like to choose that option, slide something underneath your lower back and your sacrum. It could be a yoga block, but you could also use books or even a pillow, and then extend the feet back up towards the ceiling. Align the ankles right over the hips, and then rest the arms by your sides. Find your breath rhythm, soft breath in through the nose, and a soft sigh out through the nose. Take this moment as you rest through the legs to soften the shoulders and connect with your breath. Let's place the hands back on the body anywhere where it feels comfortable to you. Notice the warmth in the body. Take another breath here. Now, if it feels strenuous to keep the legs straight, feel free to have a bend in the knees. It's another great option for more support. Very gently lower the legs back down, remove anything that's underneath the hips, and then once again, hands come back to the body. This time, extend the legs long on the surface that you're resting on. Take a full breath in to reach your arms over your head, stretch long through the body, and then as you exhale, hug the knees back in towards the body, gentle squeeze, and then roll to your side. Rest on your side. Invite in more ease, more comfort, and rest. Thanks for joining me today.


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