How to Stretch and Breathe your way to a Swift Slumber

In my last blog I shared my top tips to get into your body to get out of your mindto help you sleep like a baby.  

 

 

But I left you waiting with baited breath for the cherry on top … How to stretch and breathe your way into snooze land.

 

 

So this week, I’m sharing my top STRETCH & BREATHE tips

 

 

Stretch

Moving your body in a gentle and restorative way last thing before bed (or in the middle of the night if you wake up with thoughts racing) is the best way to soothe your nervous system, calm your mind, and set you up for snooze land.

 

Breathe

And breathing is the only way we can consciously control where sit on the spectrum of stressed (sympathetic nervous system dominant) to relaxed (parasympathetic nervous system dominant).  

So by breathing in certain ways we can set ourselves up for relaxation and restorative sleepy times!

 

Check out my video below for some of my top ‘stretch’ and breathe techniques:



And if you’d like more where this came from, my brand spankin’ new course Mindfully You launches on Monday 6 August!

 

Mindfully You is an online version of the step-by-step program I offer my Completely You one-to-one clients to help more people experience the benefits of mindfulness and live their best lives.

In Mindfully You I share all the top tips that have changed my life and the lives of so many of my 1:1 clients such as:

 

How to create (and sustain!) a meditation practice so you reap all the benefits of this ancient (and science backed) practice like:

  • More focus
  • Less stress
  • Stronger Relationships
  • A better immune system,
  • And more energy - just to name a few!

How to practice mindfulness in daily life so it becomes a way of life.

How to manage that pesky voice in you head so you’re not controlled by your itty bitty shitty committee.

How to ride the waves of your emotions when things get stormy

How to to stress less and smile more.

 


You can get all the juicy details for the program here.   And if you secure your spot before launch you’ll take advantage of the super special pre-launch sale!

 

Emily Mason