Online Wellness Challenge: Day 29

Rhythm

1. Practice yoga today with the intention to increase flexibility and improve your conscious connection with the flowing rhythm of your breath.

2. Make a plan for how you will carry the practices that have resonated with you along with yoga, meditation, exercise, and healthy eating from this challenge into your daily life, and schedule it into your calendar for the next three weeks.  Make sure not to put too much or too little on your agenda.  Be open to changing this plan as you become more and more connected to your rhythm over time.

3.  Listen to this guided meditation about flexibility and attachments.

4. Our bodies thrive on rhythm, so going to bed and getting up at roughly the same time each day helps keep vata in balance.  Our bodies also do a great deal of healing and repair while sleeping between the hours of 10 pm and 2 am.  If you tend to be a night owl start working backwards toward an earlier bedtime, by going to sleep 15 minutes earlier every 2-3 nights, and eventually you’ll be on a different rhythm.  Stay there and rest in bed even if you are having trouble falling asleep.  Rubbing sesame oil on the bottoms of your feet can reduce insomnia if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.  Also, if you tend to have trouble falling asleep, make sure there is a break between use of computer, television or other electronics and your bedtime, so that your stimulated mind has time to wind down for rest.

5.  Take a look at any areas of your life where you feel out of touch with your natural rhythm, and choose one area to make a change to support your alignment for better health.

6. Check in with me about your future plan, your bedtime, and how things are going overall as you approach your final day of the challenge!

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