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.
Self Care Yoga
Table of Contents
- 1 Self Care Yoga
- 2 Receive Access to our free self care yoga video
- 3 Self Care Yoga Flow
- 4 10 Minute Bedtime Yoga
- 5 10 Minute Bedtime Yoga & Nighttime Yoga | Poses
- 6 10 Minute Bedtime Yoga Tips
- 7 10 Minute Bedtime Yoga and Nighttime Yoga Video
- 8 Receive Your Free Meditation
- 9 More Relaxing Yoga Videos
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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:
- 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!
|Environmentally Friendly: if made with sustainably sourced corkF||Heavier: It can be heavier than a traditional yoga mat, though not unreasonably so.|
|Self Cleaning: cork is naturally antimicrobial that kills germs and bacteria||Harder 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 odors||Can Be Slick: depending on the brand it can be more slick.|
|Chemical Free:cork is made from a tree so its naturally chemical free||Cannot 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!|
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