Sleepy Time Yoga Works (online)
A regular Yoga practice slows the ageing process, helps us look and feel better because we sleep better. Likewise for some of us, as we get older falling asleep is troublesome. Sleep deprivation and stress are a vicious cycle. Especially when worried then our mind is more active than our body throughout the day. To complicate matters, the fact that we didn't get enough sleep creates anxiety and stress the next day. This just one of the great benefits of the new class Sleepy Time Yoga it works and is (online). If you cant make a class we have replays available for our members too!
Furthermore you will learn how to lower your stress levels, and calm down your body and mind. For this reason having a yoga practice before bed is sleep hygiene. Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is madness, and we need to change our behaviours to get a different result. When our mind is given the time to focus simply on the body, the tension in the body unwinds. Our soothing practice is an effective natural sleep remedy.
Join our online classes
Online Yoga Therapy for over 40's class is perfect because Zoe is a senior with over 35 years of training and experience. Certainly she has used yoga therapy to maintain excellent health. In each class you are guided how to best look after yourself through the many transformational changes in life. And as a free bonus, we will invite you into my FB group - where you can run class replays at a time that suits you.
3 classes a week
4 week program (join anytime)
Chair Yoga Works – Wednesday’s 12 noon
Sleepy time Yoga – Thursday’s 9pm
Usual price $100
Introductory offer $49
Yoga therapy over 40's online class
Yoga therapy over 40's (online)
Research discovers Yoga helps people sleep
Psychology today says the pleasures and benefits of yoga are widely understood: yoga improves physical strength and flexibility, breathing and reduces stress as well as enhancing mental focus. A new study indicates that yoga improves sleep among people suffering from chronic insomnia. I totally agree with that from my experience. Indeed, whenever I experiencing restless symptoms and I do working with technology, the best thing to unwind is Sleepy Time Yoga it really works!
Sleepy Time Yoga works for a restful nights sleep
Yoga just before bed is similar to the ritual of cleaning your teeth and is the best way to end the day. Sleepy Time - the new Yoga Works class online, is slow and gentle, soothing and cleansing. Especially as we focus our attention on the breath, the body naturally sinks and softens. Significantly we make gravity work for us. The intention of the class is to open up the body and extend the exhalation. Extending the exhalation clears away toxins. For this reason I provide encouragement for slow, long, smooth and subtle breaths. Deep sleep thrives on these extended breaths. Have you noticed how your breathing changes as you relax?
Yoga relaxes the body and mind
Many people write on the many benefits of practicing Yoga. Certainly your breathing power improves and stress reduces. This is why yoga promotes a restful sleep. Better sleep contributes to a better quality of life. How good do you feel when you are well-rested? Our mind functions more optimally after a good nights sleep. For many, this is very hard to achieve naturally or without the help of prescriptive medications. Many of the medications that help you sleep put you at risk of addiction. Our Sleepy Time online Yoga really does work and is a far better option. This holistic method is a proven method for fighting insomnia and abnormal sleep patterns. As a result there are many studies to prove this.
Cleansing out toxins with Yoga breathing
In our Sleepy Time Yoga online class we focus on cleaning out stale energy that has accumulated in the body throughout the day. Sitting at a desk for long periods constricts blood flow and blocks energy. This energy gets blocked in areas of the body and becomes stagnant. Research has shown when we sit at a computer the breathing shallows. Try and notice throughout the day the level of your breathing. Toxins are coming into the body from our senses, yes, ears, nose, mouth and skin - from the food, thoughts and environment. As we open the body so luxuriously, you will take a deep sigh, and wonder how you lived without Yoga before bed. Yes our Sleepy Time Yoga is an ecstatic process, quite heavenly in fact.
With each inhalation our body opens as we stretch and with the exhalation our body and mind relaxes. Constantly we are challenged by gravity and as we age the body seems to shrink. This is because the discs and joints form into concrete and the body stiffens. It is important to realise that Yoga has a major impact on slowing down the ageing process. As an example as the ribs open over the bolster the intercostal muscles expand and are rejuvenated with fresh oxygenated blood.
Exhalation is the key to a deep relaxation
Inhaling deeply is not calming. In fact when people are upset and stressed their breathing is very shallow. For most people they are only using the top 20% of their lungs. Taking a deep breath into the body, is actually linked to the sympathetic nervous system, which controls the fight-or-flight response. Whereas exhaling is linked to the parasympathetic nervous system, which influences our body’s ability to relax and calm down. Taking too many deep breaths too quickly can actually cause you to hyperventilate. Hyperventilation decreases the amount of oxygen-rich blood that flows to your brain. When we feel anxious or under stress, it’s easier to breathe too much and end up hyperventilating — even if we’re trying to do the opposite.
Yoga slows the ageing process
Sleepy Time Yoga slows the ageing process. Our rib cage serves to protect the vital organs. A sedentary lifestyle sitting at a desk actually prevents the rib cage from expanding. Due to many people’s lifestyle and sedentary jobs sitting at a desk their muscles stiffen and the facia dehydrates and hardens and flexibility is lost. By opening the body in the yoga stretches coordinated with the breathing we massage the internal organs. As a result each expansion and contraction rejuvenates our vital organs. Consequently opening the body as we relax provides moisture deep inside the facia. Releasing fascial adhesions is like clearing out the cobwebs between the muscles, allowing them to slide and glide more efficiently, which increases hydration and elimination of toxins.
Hydrating the body with Yoga slows ageing process
As the body re-hydrates the discs, cells, joints and precious organs are refreshed. Significantly as we water a plant and bring it to life, Yoga has the same effect on the body. As the body hydrates we are replenished with fresh oxygenated blood and prana. Similar to a squeezed out sponge put under running water the body puffs up. Who would not want to do that and feel fantastic afterwards? These asanas are similar to an internal massage with the effects lasting for days.
I consider it my privilege to share a note of deep appreciation & gratitude towards Zoe. She is an exceptional Yoga Therapist whose Yoga sessions have proved instrumental in my overcoming of debilitating muscular pain, which had persisted for many years until I attended Zoe's therapy sessions. No wonder, I cant now imagine my life without regularly attending Zoe's sessions. For me - she is a friend, a therapist & a confidante. All rolled into one. I highly recommend Zoe if your looking for a Yoga Therapist who can turn your life around for good, look no further than Zoe
Love Laju Bhojwani
Sleepy Time Yoga is like an internal massage
During the class we place special attention directed to our glands which in-turn will boost our immune system. We will invert the body to relieve pressure on the heart and freshen up the glands around our throat. Finishing with a twist to sooth the adrenal system and stimulate peristalsis in the digestive tract. At the end of the day we will do a short meditation to reflect on what worked, what didn’t, what we can improve. Followed by a short list of gratitude and forgiveness’s.
Throughout a practice of yoga, we learn to enhance both our ability to concentrate and to relax. These are the two most important requirements for a meditation practice. An exquisite methodology exists within the yoga tradition that is designed to reveal the interconnectedness of every living thing. This fundamental unity is referred to as advaita. Meditation is the actual experience of this union.
Meditation in Yoga
In the Yoga Sutra, Patanjali gives instruction on how to meditate and describes what factors constitute a meditation practice. The second sutra in the first chapter states that yoga (or union) happens when the mind becomes quiet. This mental stillness is created by bringing the body, mind, and senses into balance which, in turn, relaxes the nervous system. Patanjali goes on to explain that meditation begins when we discover that our never-ending quest to possess things and our continual craving for pleasure and security can never be satisfied. When we finally realise this, our external quest turns inward, and we have shifted into the realm of meditation.
By dictionary definition, "meditation" means to reflect upon, ponder, or contemplate. It can also denote a devotional exercise of contemplation or a contemplative discourse of a religious or philosophical nature. The word meditate comes from the Latin meditari, which means to think about or consider. Med is the root of this word and means "to take appropriate measures."
Yoga therapy over 40's (online)
Zoe Yoga Ayurveda Therapist
Zoe is a registered member of the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists for more information on 0407 956 071 or leave us a note below.
In Yoga Ayurveda therapy we encourage you to listen to your body via the breath. You will learn what your body needs and how to boost your immune system and health. So much can be gained learning to understand your bodies strengths and weaknesses. Likewise your body and breath awareness will become a natural part of your daily life.
Ayurveda encourages us to be aware of what we ingest into the body through our senses. All of the body, mind, digestive system, lungs, nerves etc are so important. By bringing this awareness into your life you will learn to create a smooth rhythm and flow.
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A yoga bolster is just the best thing to have for our sleepy time yoga. You can still practice the class without it, but having one will increase the benefit of your Yoga practice. Here is a link for you to buy one, or feel free to research other sources. There are many available on the market and you have plenty of choice. Read here how to prepare for your online classes.
If your health conditions prevent you from attending our Yoga for over 40's online classes please consider having a private class. Do give Zoe a call and lets have a chat about your needs. We work with people who experience chronic conditions or illnesses, pre and post surgery as well as seniors and NDIS participants.
We are here to help you and spread the wonderful effects of Yoga Ayurveda Therapy because it is for everyone. Call today 0407 956 071 or send us a note.