Let Yoga Exercise Lift You Up Through Regenerating Sleep
Article by Helena Lucas
Sleep is no luxury. Regenerating night rest is necessary for mental and physical health and a joyful existence. Various factors can play a role in preventing you from getting enough sleep- fortunately you can take the lead role here and put the means at work to change this scene for the better starting from today. Yoga will open two fronts in your quest for a well-rested invigorated you: enhancing liver detox processes and cleansing throughout your organism, and helping you to wind down and reach deep relaxation. These fundamental achievements of yoga exercise produce a cascade effect towards your unprecedented output in life.
One major factor involved in sleep deprivation is high toxic load in your liver, also producing symptoms as irritability, clouded head and depression. To aid our liver to cleanse itself we can easily make some adjustments in our lifestyle- and these are successfully achieved by following a daily yoga exercise routine. It is crucial that you get restful sleep between the hours of ten at night and two in the morning, during which time our liver uses energy for detox processes. You will notice a huge difference as to how you feel following an early night and after longer sleep beginning late at night. Extra hours of sleep cannot make up for deficient cleansing. You should begin your day with an intense yoga exercise session. Following your yoga exercise, it is important to include a meditation exercise to rebalance activity of both cerebral hemispheres. In the evening you just need perform some light yoga stretches to wind down before bedtime. Particularly useful if you are feeling any anxiety while trying to conciliate sleep are the Back Stretch, Cobra and Head Twist, to be followed by several rounds of Alternate Nostril Breathing.
Yoga’s postures targeting key organs, such as the Abdominal Lift which provides an internal massage that includes the liver and kidneys, and extremely powerful breathing techniques, such as the Panting Dog Breath of Fire, set off detox processes throughout your organism. Yoga stretching, breathing techniques and meditation enable relaxation at a profound level whereby your breathing rate goes lower than your normal resting rate, levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your blood are lowered, and converse to what would normally happen while resting, you raise your awareness and focus. Stress-relief makes it easier for you to choose healthy foods to help maintain a cleaner liver and optimum energy levels. Heightened awareness permits you associate undesirable symptoms of allergic reactions to certain food types which can well be contributing to your lack of sleep.
As you feel healthier through the energizing effects of your yoga exercise routine and your healthier diet, your activity levels will raise during the day. A sense of achievement, fulfillment and anticipation for the next day will make it easier for you to go to bed on time.
At times, what we perceive as turmoil inside our lives can make it apparently impossible to keep normal sleep patterns. Here yoga exercise offers unsurpassed help. Relaxation will lighten the burden of worry on your body. Tension will ease into reassurance that you will get through the present moment for the better. When you acknowledge a problem and pass it over for your subconscious to resolve through meditation, you will amaze yourself with new solutions and viewpoints that just ‘pop’ into your head.
I know from experience how yoga will revolutionize your life in ways you cannot conceive of right now. Through yoga’s simple techniques you find inner peace that is yours to keep. You will be astonished as to just how creative your inner voice gets and to what extents you can grow to project your visions into reality.
Helena Lucas is qualified in psychology and is engaged in the practice of alternative healing techniques and treatments. She has traveled throughout Europe and Africa to care for rescued chimpanzees in primate sanctuaries, always sharing her bed with her two cats Fairy and Aisha on board. Be it in jungle or metropolis, Helena greets each sunrise through Yoga for strength and motivation. To open your life to ancient techniques that will have you shining in no time visit http://yogainyourlife.com
About the Author
My greatest sources of joy are spending time with my cats, living in the ever watching jungle, belly-dancing, ballet and rock-climbing. I studied Psychology at University and have cared for chimpanzees at sanctuaries in the African forest and throughout Europe. I am passionate about animal communication as a means to reach mutual understanding. I feel infinitely grateful for the help I have found for myself and others in alternative healing techniques.