Module 4 | Lesson 2.2: What happens before bed
Module 4 | Lesson 2.2
What happens before bed
RELAXING WHEN THERE IS NO TIME!
Deep rest with legs on the couch/sofa chair ~ 15 minutes
The less time you think you have to spend in a relaxation pose, the more you need to do it!
The relaxation response is a physiological response that requires a minimum of 15 minutes to activate. The nervous system requires time and quiet to integrate change i.e. to activate the calm or parasympathetic nervous system state.
These poses deliberately manipulate your nervous system with the intent of stimulating the parasympathetic state, to promote rest and recovery. The feeling is of relaxation, often with a sense of contentment.
Follow the video below to set-up and be in the pose.
Rest at the kitchen bench/dining table – 5 minutes
If you experience over activity in your head, this pose restores the balance. When you sacrifice quiet time to the demands of activity, your rhythms are disrupted. Just like the waves of the ocean descend on the shore and then recede, let this time invite you into quiet rest and reflection.