Short sequence to improve your sleep
Yoga helps with your sleep. Studies have proven that yoga can have a positive effect on your sleeping pattern by easing your nervous system and helping you control your breathing. There are various poses that help calm the parasympathetic nervous system, whilst other postures can help to lower cortisol levels, support a sense of relaxation to ease anxiety or depression and therefore help with better sleep. Not only do the postures bring in these physical benefits, but the breath work, where you oxygenate the body through these asanas, help calm the mind which supports better sleep.
If you are short on time for a full practice, here is a simple sequence for you to do right before bed in your pijama where no sweating is involved. Each posture can be held between 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
An Italian - American from the outskirts of Rome. Sporty and rebellious, I have always been one to push boundaries and seek the paths less travelled. After graduating with a degree in Fashion History and fast-forwarding through a Master's in Fashion Curation, I was fortunate to be able put my advanced degrees to use by curating inspiring exhibitions and museums. While on pause from my fashion career, I found myself on a detour to what has now become one of the most incredible paths I could have imagined...
Seeking a new adventure, I spent 2 months in an orphanage in Haiti teaching English, where I developed and led a successful fundraiser to raise the necessary funds to build a new dorm for the children. Invigorated, energised and deeply moved, I set off to see more of the world and its vast cultures. I spent nearly 1.5 years travelling around Southeast Asia, learned Reiki (L2) from the Master Luna Praya in Thailand before finding my way to India. Submerged in its rich culture of Yoga and Meditation, I lived in a few ashrams and participated in several 10 day silent meditation courses (Vipassana). My time in India was undoubtedly instrumental in guiding me on my Yoga journey.
Driven by my new-found passion, I returned to London where I studied under the senior teachers of Fierce Grace Yoga, including Yogis Michele Pernetta, Emma Croft, Karen Bellfield and Mark Oram. A student at heart, I’ve continued my development by completing Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training, Chair Yoga Training and pre- and post-natal Yoga Teacher Training.
A winding journey has led me to where I am now and I am excited to continue to grow, learn, teach and practice with all of you.
I love teaching, I love yoga, and I love sharing the love.