Videos Great Sleep and Deep Relaxation

Leslie Perryman • November 1, 2017
Deep Sleep Story by Natasha Kerry
1. Deep Sleep Story
Deep Sleep Story
In this session Natasha will lead you through a deep sleep story visualisation which will allow you to completely switch off the mind and fall into a state of deep, restorative sleep. The aim is to simply enjoy the process of relaxing consciously and to witness your mind slowing down and any sensations in the body. This is a wonderful session to come back to whenever you start to feel tense, physically or mentally, or simply off balance.
2. Gentle Stretches For Bed
Gentle Stretches For Bed
In this session Natasha will guide you through a deeper physical practice that will allow you to release storied tension in the body. She will demonstrate 3 simple, restorative poses which you can hold for up to 5 minutes each in order to calm the nervous system, lower stress levels and prepare the body for a restorative restful sleep.
3. Body Relaxation Exercise
Body Relaxation Exercise
Just like any other habits, training your mind to calm down when we are ready to sleep requires practice. In this session, Natasha is going to take you through a sensation meditation which will allow you to deepen your awareness of each area of your body and become more aware of your natural breathing process. Your body will begin to relax whilst the mind remains aware and this deepens our awareness of the relaxation process.
4. Deep Breathing Exercise
Deep Breathing Exercise
In this session, Natasha will guide you through a simple breathing technique that will allow you to feel instantly more relaxed. Your breath is directly linked to your nervous system. When we are stressed and in a busy mind state the breath tends to be shallow and short. By learning to elongate the breath and slow it down, you can shift your mindset and calm the nervous system. Practice this technique just before bed or at any time through the day when you are feeling stressed or tense.
5. Stretches To Sleep Better
Stretches To Sleep Better
In order for us to feel relaxed in the evening, it is important that we have a way to release stored tension in the body. In this session Natasha will guide you through specific postures and poses that will induce a relaxed state by settling the nervous system, slowing our heart rate down and calming the mind in preparation for sleep. This practice is best practiced early evening or just before bed so as to make use of the full benefit of calming your nervous system.
6. Calm Mind For Sleep
Calm Mind For Sleep
After a busy day it can be a struggle for many of us to relax and unwind. In this session, Natasha will guide you through an exercise to calm the mind in preparation for sleep. If you lay awake at night with a busy, alert mind then this exercise will bring your attention back to the present moment and physical sensations in your body. The mind can then more easily switch off and the body is allowed to rest.
7. Body Awareness: 5-Minute Relaxation Technique
Body Awareness: 5-Minute Relaxation Technique
For times when you are feeling a little overwhelmed or anxious, this five minute body awareness exercise will bring you back to the present moment and free you from stressful thoughts. This relaxation exercise can be done at any time of day and is most effective when you sit in a chair with your feet firmly on the floor; but find the most comfortable seated position that works for you. Give yourself this little break to feel calm, happy and balanced.
8. Daily Gratitude Practice
Daily Gratitude Practice
Did you know that taking note of what you are grateful for and going out of your way to thank the people in your life can improve your mental and physical health? In this session, Julie will guide you through a few simple steps you can take to be more grateful and optimistic each day.
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