My Restorative Bedtime Routine

This post has been sitting here for over a month while I waited to take pics.  I finally got pics done this weekend, thanks to  J mommy.  I will this post a sticky so you won’t have to search for it.

My hips were tight, I felt sluggish and tired.  I decided to give myself a restorative yoga class.  I have never taken or taught a full restorative class.  I decided to trust my training and go for it.  I took the comforter off the bed grabbed my firm blankets, towels and pillows, turned on some relaxing music and listened to my body.  Here’s the lovely sequence I came up with.  My hips felt so much better afterward.

Supported  reclined bound angle pose [5 mins ]

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Supported reclined hero pose [5 mins]

Supported head to  knee pose [3mins each side]

Top: Option 2; Bottom: Option 2 for tight back and hamstrings

Supported Pigeon [3 mins each side]

Wide legged legs up the wall [6 mins]

Supported savasana [7 mins]


How do you relax before bed?

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About Monetta

*200hr certified yoga teacher *owns and operates Sayana Yoga in St Lucia. *2015 St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


  1. This is so great – exactly what I needed! I have been sleeping better, but definitely need more help relaxing at night, especially as I start to push my bedtime up since I’ll have to get up earlier when I start my new job!

    1. awesome! I also made the other bedtime routine post a sticky. Let me know how it goes once you try it.

  2. Suffering from lack of sleep, I always need a way to get a good night’s rest.

  3. This is great! I love doing that kind of supported reclined hero pose with a pillow in my yoga classes, but it’s never occurred to me to try it at home—it really would be especially nice to do right before going to sleep!

    1. So good to reverse the effects of sitting all day!

  4. These poses look wonderful!! I usually relax before bed by taking a hot shower and stretching. 🙂

  5. I’ll have to try these! I haven’t done much with supported poses. Think they’d be a great relaxing option.

    1. Supported poses are so relaxing. Check out Judith Lasater’s book relax and renew. It has some great demonstrations

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