8 MIN SUPINE YOGA FOR STRENGTH

LENGTH: 8 minutes

BENEFITS: 
strengthens the arms and shoulders and the core muscles, grounding, awareness of breath

ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This entire class is done lying down and helps build strength. Perfect for bed-bound yogis who want to build muscle tone. Can be done in bed or on the floor.

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:
None required.

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:
x constructive rest pose
x supine cat/cow stretches
x arm lifts (butterfly curls)
x supine twists
x savasana - corpse pose

5 MIN SUPINE YOGA FOR STRENGTH

LENGTH: 5 minutes

ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This entire class is done lying down and helps build strength. Perfect for bed-bound yogis who want to build muscle tone. Can be done in bed or on the floor.

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:
Two yoga blocks or pillows.

POSES IN THIS CLASS:

x constructive rest pose

x hand squeezes

x knee hugs

x supta baddha konasana - reclining bound angle pose

YOGA FOR MEDITATION

LENGTH: 8 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This quick and easy sequence can be done seated on the floor, in bed or in a chair. It’s designed to circulate energy and release tension before sitting for meditation so that you are able to sit comfortably during your meditation practice.

POSES IN THIS VIDEO:

  • sukhasana - easy seated pose

  • paschimottanasana - seated forward bend

  • janu sirsasana - head to knee pose


RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF

LENGTH: 60 minutes 

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This restorative class uses poses and breathing exercises to soothe the nervous system and relieve stress. 

BENEFITS:
stress relief, grounding, restorative, gentle stretch

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
yoga bolster (or stack of pillows) and a folded blanket

POSES IN THIS CLASS:

x cat/cow stretches
x seated twist
x balasana - child’s pose
x paschimottanasana - seated forward fold
x viparita karani - legs up the wall pose
x sukhasana - easy seated pose
x chandra bhedana - one-nostril breathing

SUPINE YOGA FOR GROUNDING

LENGTH: 30 minutes 


ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:

This supine class grounds your energy. It soothes excess vata energy and benefits the root chakra. The entire class is done lying down and can be done in bed if desired.


BENEFITS:

grounding, gentle stretch, root chakra, back pain relief


PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:

yoga block (can substitute a blanket or pillow) + yoga strap (can sub belt/scarf)

POSES IN THIS CLASS

x knee hug

x supta padangustasana - reclining hand to big toe pose

x setu banda sarvangasana - bridge pose

x jathara parivartanasana - supine twist

x savasana - corpse pose

RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

LENGTH: 30 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This class can be practiced when you have a headache or migraine either on the floor or in bed.

BENEFITS:
soothing, pain relief, relaxation, grounding

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
bolster, cervical pillow, yoga block (optional), eye pillow (optional)

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x balasana - child’s pose OR paschimottanasana - seated forward bend

x viparita karani - legs up the wall

x savasana - corpse pose

SUPINE YOGA FOR HEADACHE PREVENTION

LENGTH: 10 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This class can be done anytime of day, but I would recommend incorporating it into your morning yoga routine to prevent the muscle tension that can cause headaches.

BENEFITS:
pain relief

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
none required

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x constructive rest pose
x neck stretches
x supta matsyendrasana - supine twist

RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR DEEP REST

LENGTH: 90 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This restorative yoga class progresses you into deep stillness and relaxation. Marked “two spoons” for length + prop set up.

BENEFITS:
relaxing, grounding, calming, relieves fatigue

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
Grab all of the props, pillows and blankets you have. I’m using a bolster, pillows, yoga blocks and a blanket for this class. You might also like to use a chair for a variation of legs up the wall, depending on your preference.

POSES IN T

x seated cat/cow stretches
x seated twist
x paschimottanasana - seated forward bend
x balasana - child’s pose
x mrigasana - deer pose
x supta baddha konasana - reclining bound angle pose
x viparita karani - legs up the wall pose
x savasana - corpse pose

RESTORATIVE COUCH YOGA FOR FATIGUE

LENGTH: 30 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This restorative class is perfect for extra low-energy days. These gentle poses require little to no effort and allow you to relieve tension while giving your body the rest you need.

BENEFITS:
calming, grounding, restorative, gentle stretch, replenishes energy stores

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
Yoga bolster or stack of pillows, two extra pillows.

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE 

x seated cat/cow stretches
x seated twist
x side body stretch
x baddha konasana - bound angle pose
x setu bandha sarvangasana - bridge pose variation

BED YOGA RETREAT DAY TWO: BEDTIME YOGA

This gentle, seated and supine practice releases tension in the entire body so that you can feel relaxed and ready for bed. This day also comes with a guided yoga nidra practice for insomnia. You might fall asleep before this is over, so make sure that you're completely ready for bed before you begin.

You can download this practice with or without music here

BED YOGA RETREAT DAY ONE: MORNING YOGA

This ten minute sequence can be done before you get out of bed in the morning, so even if you don't have time or energy for a longer yoga practice, you've already gotten a bit of yoga in for the day. Prioritizing our practice first thing in the morning allows us to begin our day feeling centered and present, and this carries throughout the rest of the day. If you have time, this day also comes with a guided morning affirmations meditation practice

This practice can be downloaded with or without music here

5 MINUTE FLOOR YOGA STRETCH

LENGTH: 5 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This brief practice gently open the hips and upper body to release tension and and reenergize the mind and body. 

BENEFITS:
Energizing, calming, relieves tension

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • sukhasana - easy seat
  • seated cat/cow stretches
  • forward bend in sukhasana
  • parsva sukhasana - seated side stretch
  • matsyendrasana - seated spinal twist

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
A block or folded blanket under the hips may make this practice more comfortable. You could also do this practice in bed if desired.