When we sleep: our brain processes the day’s information, hormones flood our body, our nervous system recovers and cortisol levels lower. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and free from disease.
Two very important hormones release during sleep: -The Pineal Gland ( located between the eye brows ) releases Melatonin, helping you relax. -the Pituitary Gland ( located at the base of the brain ) releases a growth hormone, which helps your body to grow and repair itself.
Good Sleep Hygiene. Your behaviors during the day and just before you go to sleep can have a major impact on the quality of your sleep. Without proper sleep our brain can not function optimally.
In class today, I would like to support a nurturing sleep rhythm, and give you some tools to use. We will explore poses that prepare us for sleep and help down regulate the Nervous System: Childs Pose ( Balasana ) is calming and stabilizing. Standing Forward bend ( Uttanasana ) helps our diaphragm to release and it soaks our brain with oxygen. Shoulder Stand ( Salamba Sarvangasana ) stimulates the Thyroid Gland, relieves stress and depression, improves digestion and opens the shoulders and the neck. See you soon and have a wonderful and relaxing day! “Besides the noble art of getting things done; there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.” -Lin Yutang
Join Zoom Meeting, 2/2, 7PM, Central Time
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Meeting ID: 522-828-578
Contribution: 10 dollars