Yoga

Yoga is a great resource for practicing self care as it allows you to slow down and take time to really understand what’s going on in your heart, mind, body and soul. Yoga for self care will help you build the awareness you need to live a more intentional life motivated by purpose.

Hey beautiful soul, I’m Emmy, certified yoga teacher and photographer here at Celebrate Again, on a mission to help you live out a lifestyle of celebration.

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One of the biggest challenges I ever faced in pursuing self care was feeling like I had the resources and, frankly, the motivation to do so, which is why I have a free self care yoga video I’d love to share with you. 

Self Care Yoga Flow

The biggest piece of practicing yoga for self care is taking time to slow down. While the asana (the postures) are important and helpful, the biggest factor in using yoga for self care is taking on the role of the observer. 

1. Notice Your Breathe

Begin your self care yoga flow with breath work. Slowing down your breath and noticing where you begin. You can use your breath to calm your whole body down by lengthening your inhales and extending your exhales a second longer.

I love the breath flow of:

Inhale 4 seconds
Hold for 6 seconds 
Exhale for 8 seconds

2. Notice Your Body

Whether you move through a sun salutation or just into warming up yoga postures like Cat and Cow, notice how your body is feeling.

3. Notice your heart

In your self care yoga flow, move into some postures that open up your heart space. This can be Cobra, or simply standing in Mountain pose with your arms stretched wide, shoulder blades pulling back toward each other and gaze towards the sky.

4. Stay open and trust

As you continue to flow, move into the postures your body is asking for. Try not to judge if you’re doing it “right” or wrong, but lean into what your body needs. 

5. Respect the journey

As you continue to step deeper into your self care yoga journey, you’ll notice more space opens the more you honor and respect the process. 

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10 Minute Bedtime Yoga

This gentle bedtime yoga flow can help encourage your body to wind down before sleep. We’ll do some simple postures and intentional breathwork during this 10 minute bedtime yoga and nighttime yoga to prepare you for a long restful sleep!

You don’t even need your yoga mat just some place cozy and a wall. 

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10 Minute Bedtime Yoga & Nighttime Yoga | Poses

In case you need any props or modifications for certain poses, here are some of the yoga poses we’ll be doing in this 10 minute bedtime yoga video that you may want to add props to:

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    • You can place a blanket underneath your knees for added support. 
    • Or place a block or blanke under your hips to make sitting up straight easier.
  • Revolved Head to Knee
    • Blanket or block to elevate the hips
  • Cow face
    • Blanket or block to elevate the hips
  • Legs Up The Wall
    • Blanket or block under the hips
    • Small weight like a rice pack place on your feet for counter weight

10 Minute Bedtime Yoga Tips

You Don't Need A Mat

Having a yoga mat for this practice isn’t a must and you can even do this whole flow in bed.

But If you’re looking for a great yoga mat, I love cork yoga mats because they are safe for the environment and you too!

ProsCons
Environmentally Friendly: if made with sustainably sourced corkFHeavier: It can be heavier than a traditional yoga mat, though not unreasonably so.
Self Cleaning: cork is naturally antimicrobial that kills germs and bacteriaHarder to Roll: due to its material it is harder to roll up
Stink Free: due to the antibacterial properties of cork it kills the bacteria that cause’s odorsCan Be Slick: depending on the brand it can be more slick.
Chemical Free:cork is made from a tree so its naturally chemical freeCannot Use Oils: if you love to use essential oils on your yoga mat, this is not recommend on cork. You can still diffuse oils near you though!
Durable: cork is very durable and depending on your care for it and the manufacturer it can last up to 10 years
Kid Safe: its a great place to do yoga with your kids or baby since its chemical-free!

For more tips on how to create  a yoga space at home check out our guide!

Shop My Pants

10 minute bedtime yoga screen shot view of emmy on her yoga mat doing nighttime yoga

I love wearing compression yoga pants to help with my chronic illness while doing yoga. If you love my yoga pants (I loved them so much I have two colors, lol). 

10 Minute Bedtime Yoga and Nighttime Yoga Video

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More Relaxing Yoga Videos

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Self care yoga flow – 30 minutes

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Calm yoga for anxiety-17 minutes

10 minute bedtime yoga

Gentle Morning Yoga-20 minutes

Legs up the Wall Yoga Pose-2 minutes

Gentle yoga live replay class – 55 minutes

Yoga for tight shoulders – 10 minutes

Yoga for wrists – 10 Minutes

For deep breakdowns of the yoga positions in the flow check out go here.

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Celebrate Again, LLC recommends that you speak with your physician regarding the applicability of any recommendations and follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program. When partaking in any form of physical activity is a potentially hazardous one, and that they involve a risk of possible injury or even death. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you voluntarily agree that you do with the knowledge of the risk involved, expressly assume and accept any and all risks of injury to yourself.

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Hey, I’m Emmy, certified yoga instructor and Oregon couples photographer behind Celebrate Again. Here you’ll find ways to live the Celebrate Again lifestyle.

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