*Whew* I don't know about y'all, but it feels like life has been throwing a lot at me lately. A big move, a new city, a new job situation (which I'm thankful for! But at the same time, having irregular part-time hours can involve its own kind of stress...), a car break-in last month, and other assorted craziness... my favorite hat even blew off my head and down the side of a mountain! *rolls eyes dramatically*
If life has been throwing a lot at you too, you're going to want to keep reading! Because while I can't whisk us off to the beach, I DO have two awesome free yoga routines for night time stress relief to share with you, and you're going to want to give them a try. "Ummm no, I won't," you might be thinking, "I tried yoga once in college and hated it... I even fell over that time when I was trying to do the upside down dog pose..."
Don't worry, I get where you're coming from, and I still think you're going to want to try these! There's nothing like stretching, deep breathing, and a little "zen" music to quiet a restless mind. And I promise, neither of these contain downward facing dog, or require you to do anything remotely "athletic" -- they really are all about stretching, and relaxing, and giving your mind a break. They are specifically designed for calming you down before bed, but you can use them whenever you want to relax.
Plus, they're only 20 minutes long. So much good for you, with such a small time commitment! You can do this! ;P
YogaTX Bedtime Yoga:
There are a few different YogaTX bedtime routines, but this one is my favorite -- if you want an even shorter one however, you could try out this 13 minute night time routine...
Yoga with Adrienne, Yoga for Bedtime:
This is another great one, gentle and restful... she calls it "yummy," and it's such a good routine that I'm kind of okay with that, rofl.
I've done a TON of "bedtime" yoga routines, and some of them are way too "awake" and energetic, and others you will finish and your back is still hurting... but both of these are the perfect combo of stretching and relaxation.
Give one a try tonight, and the other tomorrow night, and let me know what you think! ;)
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