Wellness with Kelly Monthly Membership.
Register now for November 2020.
Be honest, are you getting quality rest most nights? Take a moment and ponder the questions below.
Yesterday, I was discouraged to see a photo of a girl sitting in bed, lights off, browsing her phone, on the local government's social media page. Research* has been consistently showing the ill impacts of screen time, and nighttime screen time on mental health and sleep for a number of years. The post was about anxiety around the pandemic for heaven's sake!
One some level, each and every class of our On-Demand Membership in November will address sleep. We will explore practices that can be done in the evening to support the transition of the body and brain from a sympathetic dominant state to the rest and digest state that is engaged in the sleep cycle.
From the Vedic perspective, restful sleep is the most effective means of replenishing soma. Soma is described as a rejuvinative nectar or even the fountain of youth. When soma is dried up or burned out, it causes us to be depleted. When it is available to us, is has us feeling nourished, replenished, rejuvenated, full, available, soft, welcoming to everything in our presence. We can liken soma to the luminous full moon. Herbs, foods, certain mantras are outward sources of soma, that can help us bring soma within. Deep sleep, is the inner source of replenishment, for optimal health and longevity.
Let's move through November with the intention of savouring rituals that help us prepare the body and brain for rest. In so doing, we are becoming ever more available for deep, peaceful and nourishing sleep. Wake to each new day with clarity, softness of heart, and an ability to be open and present to that which your day brings.
These practices are between 15 and 45 minutes in length.
💜 Pranayama: Left Nostril Breathing
💜 Restorative Yoga: Supported Child's Pose
💜 Yin: Opening Mind/Body Connection with Upper Body Release
💜 Hatha and Meditation for Sleep
💜 Yoga Nidrā: Sweet Sleep
💜 Balanced. Stable. Strong.: Core
💜 Gentle Flow with Bhramari Pranayama
The beauty of these offerings is that you can practice on your own schedule. Whether your morning ritual is yoga practice, if you prefer a practice to nurture the nervous system after biking in the evening, or you find yourself unable to sleep at 2am, your class will be available through the Dropbox link! A PDF will be provided, detailing the props used for each class, for your convenience.
These classes will be shared via Dropbox link, which you will receive on the first day of the month along with instructions for access. You are welcome to download the classes to your Dropbox or to your computer; in other words, the classes are yours to practice in November and beyond! You can sign up for Dropbox if you wish, but the link will also work if you do not have a Dropbox account.
Our sliding scale means that you can support our work while we support you. We believe that these offerings are healing and empowering and should be accessible to all. This means that finances should not be a barrier to accessing these resources. We put our full trust in you to choose the pricing option that honours our efforts and honours your budget, no questions asked.
Sliding Scale Options:
Registration is open until Nov. 3!
Abide in Wonder. Rest in Ease. Embrace your Inner Goddess.