My favorite trick to fall asleep fast!

by | Jul 12, 2018 | bedtime yoga, fall asleep fast, lunar yoga, new moon, pranayama, yoga for insomnia, yoga for sleep

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Hey yogis, hope you’re having a lovely week!
I’ve got a brand new class on my YouTube channel to help you fall asleep fast and today is the New Moon! ?✨
I always set time aside on the New Moon to do yoga, meditate and journal as a way to get clear on what I want and set an intention for the next 4 weeks. Setting intentions is a powerful way to get in touch with your inner desires and intuition.

If you’d like to do a very special Yin Yoga practice, a guided affirmation meditation and a journaling exercise on the theme of Home, Family & Caring, I would love for you to join us over in Lunar Yoga!
The new theme we’ll be starting is all about finding balance between caring for others and caring for yourself as well as nurturing your inner and outer surroundings.
Registration is currently open to new members for a 24 hour period only in order to preserve the integrity of the group. 
Back to my new YouTube yoga class!
My entire life I’ve struggled with falling asleep. Okay, maybe not my ENTIRE life, but certainly since my high school days. It would usually take me 2 to 4 hours every night to fall asleep and I lived like that for years and years. Not. Fun. At. All!
I tried every trick in the book! Reading before bed, no electronics, melatonin supplements, blackout shades, audio meditations… you name it!
While those techniques were helpful, what really changed things for me was a breathing technique I call 4-4-8.
It’s very simple… You inhale for a count of 4, hold your breath for a count of 4 and exhale for a count of 8. Repeat 5-8 times (unless you feel dizzy!).
It sounds simple and it is, but it’s made a huge difference. I still make sure to read before bed (audiobooks are amazing) and I shut down any screens 2 hours before bedtime but this breathing technique has been nothing short of life changing.
In periods of high stress sleep is still the #1 issue I wrestle with the most so it’s not perfect. I don’t think I’ll ever be the type of person who can just put their head on a pillow and doze off, but I’ll take 30 minutes to fall asleep before 3 hours of tossing and turning anytime!!
I take you through this breathing exercise as well as some gentle stretches in my new Bedtime Yoga Class.

Okay, I think I’ve rambled off long enough!
I hope you have a wonderful day and remember that if you’re interested in joining Lunar Yoga, the time is now! I’m only accepting new members for the next 24 hours.
See you on the mat!
Let’s Stay In Touch!


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