Monday, January 28, 2008

My Nightly Wind Down

One of the things that my hubby and I did as we bought our first house was to subscribe to many new magazines - many to get ideas on things to cook, ways to decorate our new home and yard, and others on just ideas and inspiration on how to live. We subscribe to : Inc., Fast Company, Real Simple, Body & Soul, KIWI, Blueprint and Bark.

In this month's Body & Soul - they featured a few simple yoga moves to help you wind down, de-stress, and get to sleep easier. With the year we have had - we both need quite a dose of relaxation and a lot of help in the sleep department (too many 3am night sweats and nightmares about work, money, family, etc) - so whenever we learn about new ways to relax we take them on wholeheartedly. Matt drinks sleepy-time tea, reads a book and even takes over the counter doses of Melatonin. I occasionally will eat oatmeal, take a bath, veg out on a heating pad and do these poses to wind down after a tight wound day.

1. Plow Pose
Reduces backache and can help you get to sleep.

2. Bridge Pose
Calms the brain and rejuvenates tired legs.

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