This is my go to pose to fix a night of bad or short sleep. I even do it at the end of sleep up my wall above my headboard if needed!
In a great yoga class in 2005 I learned this incredible restorative pose. I was a busy mom taking care of 2 young children and a mom with medical needs. My house was very, very busy and so was my he was! This was my days being a very joyful, yet stressed out part time work from home, volunteer, caregiver of everyone mom. I heard 3 hours of Restorative sleep in 7 minutes and I memorized each step. It felt like the best meditative sleep state I’d over felt and I’ve done it almost daily ever since.
There are many modifications and children can do it too, their way. My ballet teacher taught us this when we were dragging after a long school day. We used the dressing room benches. Anytime your feet are above your heart, your heart gets a deep restore time and the blood returns to your heart and head with much less work so your tired feet feel refreshed and your head clears so you get back on track.
You can use this anywhere because of the deep relaxation effect. Don’t believe me! Try It! I have because I do not like to be tired and less than 100 percent and my kids and family began to INSIST I rest once they saw the change.
Get creative! Use anything that you can rest your feet on;
Use the back of the couch
Soccer bag on the field
Dash board of car at rest stop
Wall or luggage at airport layover
Wall above the bed
Trampoline while kids jump
Wall while cuddling newborn or sleepy baby
Please comment on how you’ve fit this in anywhere and everywhere!
Use props for comfort on lower back, under head if you feel head pressure or small towel under neck if you like.
The optional Bless you hand posture over your head is very relaxing if your shoulders agree.
Always shift your body if you become uncomfortable as needed.
You are worth it
Those you love and work with are worth it
Your job or education are worth it
Here is a mantra to play on low to help you rebalance
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Lumen De Lumine opens the heart and surrounds those who chant or listen to it with a blanket of light. Just listen to it and it will purify and strengthen your aura. Play it in a room and it will clear the energy in a short time. Go to sleep with it and you will awake revitalized. When faced with challenges, play it continuously. It will eat the darkness out of your life. It is a prayer of the strongest potency.
Just love yourself