3 May 2022

Yoga Therapy for Restful Sleep (6 Week Series) – Thursdays at 7:00-8:30 PM

By uci_admin

Learn yoga practices to align your mind with your body for restful sleep, waking up every morning feeling wholesome. This includes calming the mind, releasing tension from the body, and choosing a positive attitude. Yoga practices have been shown to improve overall sleep quality, sleep efficiency, duration, and the amount of time it takes to fall asleep.

This 6-week course will introduce an overview of yoga philosophy about sleep, rest, and yoga relaxation with yoga postures that have a calming effect on the mind and body. During each class we will also practice breathwork and a meditation practice that you can integrate into your personal bedtime routine. This all-levels class is appropriate for students of all ages and abilities.

Please contact Talor Enos, Mindfulness Programs Assistant, with any questions at tenos@hs.uci.edu.

 

Week 1 – Real Relaxation, Sleep and Yoga Relaxation – Meet, greet, and gain an overall view of yoga theory and practice. The first class will include an introduction to basic yoga postures, breathing, meditation and relaxation experience.

Week 2 – Sleep and Yoga Relaxation – Overview of the Western view of sleep, coupled with yoga theory, and a practical relaxation experience, including yoga postures, breathing and meditation.

Week 3 – Four-Fold Relaxation Technique Part 1: “Letting Down” – Opening discussion of yoga theory for “letting down” and a practical relaxation experience, including yoga postures, breathing and meditation.

Week 4 – Four-Fold Relaxation Technique Part 2: “Giving Up” – Opening discussion of yoga theory for “giving up” and a practical relaxation experience, including yoga postures, breathing and meditation.

Week 5 – Four-Fold Relaxation Technique Part 3: “Giving In” – Opening discussion of yoga theory for “giving in” and a practical relaxation experience, including yoga postures, breathing and meditation.

Week 6 – Four-Fold Relaxation Technique Part 4: “Giving Over” – Opening discussion of yoga theory for “giving over” and a practical relaxation experience, including yoga postures, breathing and meditation.

*Please note: There will be no class on Thursday, November 24th in honor of Thanksgiving Day.

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