Yoga for Healthy Sleep

When a teacher sleeps well, her/his ability to effectively teach is magnified. This weekend, Asana Alphabet’s director, Ann, will be teaching “Kundalini Yoga for a Healthy Sleep Cycle” at 3rd Street Yoga Studio in Edmond, OK; Friday, 7-9pm. Appropriately enough, one of our favorite yoga writers as well as one of best children’s yoga teachers, writes this week in the Examiner about this same subject.  I could write about it myself, but she does it so well, just click on her link here.  Apart from the tips MacKenzie Pause gives us in her article, the Kundalini Yoga tradition offers several breathing meditations as well as physical sets to help with a healthy sleep cycle, namely left nostril breathing and Shabd Kriya.  Note that these adult sets are NOT intended for children; however, if your child can sleep on her/his right side (and thus keep the left nostril open), this is one way the parasympathetic system can begin to calm down a young body for sleep. Sweet Dreams.

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