The REST Collective

There’s something that happens when our entire world changes…have you felt it? ⠀⠀⠀
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We lose sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We lose sleep over what might happen. ⠀
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We lose sleep over what’s not happened yet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We lose sleep over what WON’T happen…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We lose sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And as a collective, we begin to run on empty.
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Do you resonate with this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every night you land on your pillow with worry on your heart and questions in your mind. ⠀
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You wonder what you can do to help….⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What you shouldn’t do to contribute…⠀⠀
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What you could be doing differently… ⠀
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You struggle to know if you’re doing the right thing, and you beat yourself up for doing the “wrong” thing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And again, you don’t sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But what the world needs right now are humans who are willing, ready and ABLE…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And what I know to be true about being human, is that you are not ABLE if you are not rested.

Yoga Nidra is a beautiful tool to prepare you for what’s ahead by bringing you to peace in this moment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It’s the deepest form of rest your body can access, and it’s available to you in any moment. And the best part? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You don’t even actually have to “fall asleep!” – although you might 😉

Give your body the gift of rest, and your heart the gift of peace

Join me in my monthly YOGA NIDRA series to find deep rest and rejuvenation in a time of anything but.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Your body will thank you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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JOIN US⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With love and readiness, Jenny x
Classes run every Sunday @9pm MST 💖

Sustainable Sleep Suggestions

I was talking sleep today with a girlfriend and how sleeping well directly affects our mental and physical health.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

So here are my top 3 sleep suggestions for you and a beautiful sleep:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1. Move your body daily – try to break a sweat, the more intense your movement the more powerful the sleep benefits. But even light exercise—such as walking for just 10 minutes a day—improves sleep quality. Regular exercise also increases the amount of time you spend in the deep, restorative stages of sleep. BONUS!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

2. Eat your largest meal between 10am – 2pm, this is when your digestive fire is most efficient and then enjoy an early lite dinner. When possible avoid heavy, rich foods within two hours of bed. Spicy or acidic foods late in the day can cause stomach trouble and heartburn that can make falling and staying asleep difficult.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

3. Create a great before bed wind down routine. Maybe a warm epsom salt bath is your jam (it’s 100% mine), or a soothing small cup of caffeine free tea (be mindful of excess liquids before bed) Really any bedtime ritual to help you prepare your mind for sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Yoga nidra is a practice I incorporate daily, it takes you the listeners through a series of relaxation and visual cues, that usually last between 20 minutes and an hour. No movement or fancy yoga clothes required and you choose the position of comfort for your body!! And yoga nidra allows you to flow into less-active and deeply restful brainwave states. A beautiful way to drop into sleep vibes ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

So these are just 3 of my favorite sleep suggestions out of many many more tips you can try. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Happy sleeping 💤