Yin & Somatics
for Falling Asleep
No human can survive without the ability to engage with the world. Our nervous systems are beautifully evolved to help us to attend to our survival needs by interacting with not just the objects and situations of the natural world, but also, other nervous systems.
But the opposite is true as well. No human can survive without the ability to disengage from the world. Our nervous systems evolved platforms to help us to release what is outside of us so that we may fulfill an essential need, sleep. But so many of us, can’t disengage. We spin and spin and never seem to find that deep and restorative sleep that we need to be our best.
This practice incorporates a simple breathing practice with somatic movements and Yin poses to support falling asleep. Disengage from out there to within for a restful night of slumber.
Props needed: You can do this practice in your bed! If you do you will just need a couple of bed pillows. If you are practicing on your mat, please have a block and a blanket nearby.
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If you are a longtime listener to this podcast, you are well familiar with pain care yoga. Everything I do is intended to support those who live with persisting pain. It is estimated that 1 in 10 people have chronic pain worldwide. In the US though, that number is closer to 20-30%. Pain is a universal human experience that is vital to our survival. But enduring pain that steals your peace and your future is not normal. Ensuring that evidence informed, wholistic pain care is available to anyone who needs it is my mission. The podcast is a great resource for evidence informed pain care. But if you would like to enhance your understanding as a yoga practicioner, teacher or as someone who lives with chronic pain, or loves someone who does, I have a free resource for you. Introduction to Pain Care Yoga is a short video course that will formalize your understanding of Yoga for Pain Care and provide simple, accessable strategies for relief.