Thursday, June 2, 2016

5 Tricks for Evening Relaxation

From a stronger immune system to less pain, WebMD shares 9 Surprising Reasons to Get More Sleep. Here are some of my tricks for calming your mind and softening your body so that you get a few more or better quality Zzzzz's tonight.
  1. Yoga - Practicing yoga at the end of the day to help you unwind and prepare for sleep. I've created this Relax for Sleep Sequence to give you some guidance for your evening home practice. 
  2. Lavender Essential Oil - Place a drop of this oil on your wrist then rub into your temples and base of your head. You may blend the oil with coconut oil and give yourself a neck and upper back massage. I like to diffuse it in my bedroom too. I'm a fan of Aura Cacia (owned by an Iowa company) and Young Living. (I sell Young Living essential oils.) 
  3. A Walk at Dusk - Fresh air and the changing colors of the sky will help you lure you into a state of peace.
  4. Drink Chamomile, Lemon Balm, or Peppermint Tea - These teas all sooth the digestive and nervous system allowing your body to find peace within. When our insides are calm our outsides tend to follow.  Due to quality, their commitment to organic, and the community, my favs are Choice Organic Teas and Traditional Medicinal Teas.
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  6. Yoga Nidra - Have you tried my guided Yoga Nidra on YouTube? It's a guided meditation for anyone looking for a deep relaxation. Check out all the details on my blog Good Savasana... Yoga Nidra.
May you connect with stillness this evening.  
May your dreams be sweet.