Relax, Reset, Restore, Rejuvenate
Monday November 15th
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Online on Zoom
Experience and learn tools to relax deeply. A 2 hour breathwork journey dedicated to you, your body and your mind.
We all are aware of the importance of getting a good night’s shut eye yet many of us scrape by with a few hours whilst spending time worrying in the day about not getting enough sleep. Our ancestors didn’t worry if they had to tend the fire in the middle of the night or keep watch for predators. They would catch up and doze during the day. An afternoon siesta these days is much harder with a wired mind and guilt for sleeping whilst on the job. Whilst this workshop won’t be sending you to sleep it will take you and your body into a very deep state of relaxation which is conducive to a feeling of well-being. It will also provide you with tools to take yourself into a deep sleep and discover techniques to get back to sleep when experiencing those 2am mind racers.
We will journey into a space between awake and asleep. By turning our attention inwards we are taken to a place where deep transformation within the nervous system and subconscious mind is possible.
With insomnia rising at an alarming rate, sleep is considered something of a luxury rather than the necessary regular state we require to regenerate, heal and recharge. When we sleep the brain goes into a repair mode and we plug into an infinite energy source. When we sleep there is a change in our brainwaves where we transfer from alpha, theta to deep delta sleep. Our body clock and circadian rhythms are synced with day and nights. A healthy amount of sleep is vital for “brain plasticity,” or the brain’s ability to adapt to input.
Our diet and gut is related to how efficiently hormones and transmitters are made and stored. Serotonin is related to our mood and 70% is stored and created in the gut. Serotonin is part of the process to making melatonin, the hormone which helps us to sleep.
Two thirds of UK adults suffer from disrupted sleep patterns while nearly a quarter manage no more than five hours a night and up to 16 million UK adults suffer from sleepless nights.
Increasing pressure to perform, pay the bills and other daily challenges can lead to long periods awake at night. It’s tempting to embrace bad habits and use stimulants like sugar, alcohol, caffeine, pharmaceutical drugs and recreational substances to stay awake or help one unwind.
Research suggests that more than one in ten take sleeping tablets (13%) or drink alcohol (13%) to aid sleep and lack of sleep seems to actively increase the risk of obesity and diabetes as key chemicals and hormones that play a role in weight gain and controlling appetite are released during the night.
We might think you are getting a good night’s sleep but sleep monitors can show we are experiencing a more fractious time because our nervous system has not properly wound down and we are still on hypervigilant mode.
Join me in this replenishing workshop focusing on mind training, floor positions and breathing patterns to release tension and long-held stress that impedes our ability to sleep well.