I really believe yoga teachers should walk their talk. They should have a regular yoga practice, they should manage their stress, eat well, exercise, get enough sleep, etc. And by that standard, sometimes I wonder how good of a yoga teacher I really am. I've been known to get pretty stressed out on occasion. (I wonder how much worse it would be if I didn't practice yoga!?) I don't always eat well and I don't exercise (outside of my yoga practice). Lately I've been working on getting more sleep, so that's a plus.

The bottom line is that sometimes LIFE gets in the way of good self-care. And that's just, well, life.

So I created this video for you, inspired by my own recent period of stress and exhaustion. It feels really lovely to lay down on the floor and treat yourself to some restorative yoga.

This practice can help you release your stress and, depending on the time of day and your needs, provide you with a gentle infusion of energy to help you get through the day or help you settle down and prepare your body and mind for a good night's sleep.

Next time you're stressed and/or exhausted, or even just tired at the end of a long day, I encourage you to try out this 12-minute video, then let me know about your experience in the Comments section below. I bet you'll feel like the world's a little bit of a better place by the end of the practice.

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Lots of love, Zelinda



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