Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the simplest things we can do to improve our health.
Sleep affects our body’s ability to recover and repair, our immune system, mood, memory, communication skills, safety, and our performance at work, study and sports. Sleep deprivation is also associated with obesity, diabetes and heart disease. (1)
Yet getting the recommended 8 hours a night can be a lot easier said than done, with 1 in 3 of us suffering from insomnia.
So to help us tackle four major sleep issues, my teacher and friend, Taetske Kleijn, has filmed a set of classes called:
The Super Sleeper Series - starting Feb 11th
Sign up to the Super Sleeper mailing list to get your classes by email and receive a bonus audio meditation.
- Do you ever find yourself thinking about the tiniest little things when you’re trying to get to sleep?
- Are you troubled by nightmares or fears or anxiety around sleep?
- Do you ever get irritable because of a bad night’s sleep?
- Is your sleep interrupted so you wake up still feeling tired?
- Do you rely on coffee to get through the working day?
- Do you find it hard to relax and unwind at night?
- Does the idea of a full 8 hours of sleep seem like a fantasy?
- Are your sleep patterns out of your control because of shift work, a new baby, jetlag?
- Do you simply feel in need of a good, deep rest?
If you answered yes to any of the following then this series is for you. Join us for the two-week Super Sleeper Series - starting Feb 11th
How to join in:
Become an EkhartYoga member, if you're not already
Sign up to the Super Sleeper mailing list to get your classes by email. We'll send you 4 emails starting 11th Feb, and a bonus audio meditation that you can take with you wherever you go.
What to expect:
Taestke addresses four common sleep issues over the course of two weeks. There are two classes per topic: a talk, plus a meditation or practical exercise. Watch Taetske explain it in her introduction video or read more below it.
What to do if you can’t get to sleep because you can't 'stop' thinking. Or when you wake up in the middle of the night and your mind is racing - thinking about anything and everything.
How to free yourself from anxiety and nightmares - Thursday 14th Feb
What to do if nightmares, fears and anxiety are preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep. Also helpful if you experience 'daymares' - anxious thoughts or memories while you’re awake.
How to let go of control - Monday 18th Feb
What to do if fear of not being in control when you sleep is preventing you from relaxing. This is a natural instinct and relates to so many aspects of our lives, not just sleep.
How to (re)balance your day and night rhythm - Thursday 21st Feb
What to do if your sleep rhythm is disturbed. Maybe you have no control over when you can sleep due to shift work, jet lag and so on. You'll also learn how to get the benefits of a good night’s rest even when you can’t sleep.
Can’t wait to get started?
If you're really struggling with your sleep we don't want to keep you waiting! So if you prefer to get started right away you’ll find all your classes available now in Taetske’s Super Sleeper Playlist. For each sleep issue please watch the talk first and then do the practice. You can repeat the practice as many times as you like.
Source: Public Health Matters UK https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2018/01/30/is-lack-of-sleep-affecting-your-work/