Yoga for Better Sleep
Learn simple yoga techniques--poses, meditations, and breathwork--to sleep better and longer, from master yoga teacher trainer and author, Mark Stephens.
As modern science unravels some of the mysteries of our sleeping, dreaming, and waking states, age-old yoga practices are helping us to enjoy better sleep, clearer minds, and healthier bodies. Over 65 percent of U.S. adults are sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation causes and worsens many ailments, including stress, heart conditions, high blood pressure, obesity, and depression. This book provides easy-to-do and effective yoga activities--including postural sequences, breathing exercises, and meditation tools--for better quality and quantity sleep across the life cycle from childhood to older age. Long-time yoga instructor, teacher trainer, and best-selling author Mark Stephens integrates the ancient wisdom of yoga with the practical insights, age- and condition-specific sequences, and discussions of neuroscience and psychology to offer practical tools for improving sleep--naturally and drug-free.
The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep
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The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep is a down-to-earth guide with expert tips to get you to sleep and stay asleep.
In The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep, sleep coach Beth Wyatt helps you get the sleep you need for a healthy life. Through her personal sleep struggles and her experiences as a sleep coach, Beth discusses a multitude of fascinating sleep topics, from sleep basics to waking up in the morning and beyond, including:
- Peaceful evening self-care rituals
- Optimising your living space for healthy sleep
- Eating and drinking before bedtime
- Changing your relationship with your bed
- How to control the racing thoughts that keep you from falling asleep
- Sleeping positions
- Sleep aids
- Sleeping with pets
- The stages of sleep and how they relate to your body
- How to fall back asleep if you wake up in the middle of the night
- Don't hit that snooze button
- How to be a morning person
- Sleeping away from home
- The night before a big event: rest and anxiety
- Prioritising sleep during grief and illness
- Couples who sleep in separate beds
- What beauty rest really means
100 simple practices and activities to incorporate into any bedtime routine to help you fall asleep easier and wake up refreshed and renewed.
Do you have trouble getting and staying asleep? Sleep rituals can set the mood for restful slumber and help you drift off in peace let these recommended bedtime routines be your key to a good night’s sleep!
This accessible guide offers 100 easy rituals including sleep-friendly recipes, relaxing yoga poses, calming breathing exercises, soothing meditations, and comforting writing exercises suited for every type of person. You can even mix and match them for a completely customized bedtime experience and find the perfect solution to banish any sleepless night.
- Sleep-friendly recipes, like nutmeg-spiced warm milk.
- Soothing practices like dry brushing.
- Restorative yoga poses, such as Child’s Pose.
- Breathing exercises, like alternate nostril breathing.
Explore the joy of peaceful living and a daily state of ease through caring for our mind and body with Meredith Gaston’s Relax: A little book of calm. With practice, time, and care, each one of us can cultivate serenity and profoundly transform our experience of life.
In this delightful and beautifully illustrated book, acclaimed artist Meredith Gaston will show you how to relax through rest and play, building resilience and nurturing your own inner sanctuary by treasuring simplicity and authenticity. The affirmations and inspirations in these ten chapters will assist you to embrace relaxation so that your productivity increases, your health flourishes, and your happiness becomes more abundant.