Many of us don’t get close to the 8 hours of sleep we need to be fully rested. The amount of sleep we get is important, as well as the quality of our sleep and deep rest.
Research into yoga shows that regular practice can improve both the duration and quality of our sleep.
Sleep is important for our physical and mental health and the quality of our lives. A regular, full and restful sleep;
- improves our academic and work performance
- regulates our emotions and stress responses
- helps our body to regulate our appetite and weight
- improves our immune system
Insufficient sleep is a known risk factor for a host of modern health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Stress makes it difficult to sleep, triggering our ‘fight or flight’ response, increasing our body’s stress hormone levels (adrenaline and cortisol). Over time this cycle has many adverse effects on our organs and tissues. As a mind-body practice, yoga reduces this heightened state. It calms the mind and body to help with sleep quality.
Kundalini Yoga provides mind-body therapy that treats the mind-body condition at it’s source, without the need for other treatments like sleep medication. As someone who has suffered with insomnia in the past, I can vouch for the efficacy of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in helping me to enjoy the benefits of a better night’s sleep!
Why not come along to the free 45 minute meditation class on Zoom on Thursday 28th Jan at 8pm. It will feature a Kundalini Yoga meditation that is renowned (with regular practice) to help bring you into a natural rhythm and improve your quality of sleep.
The exercises and meditation can be done either sitting on the floor or in a chair.
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