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I spend many evenings, after a long, hard day doing these poses in my living room or bedroom, while family life happens all around me. Perhaps my dog is jumping on me, or that there is an occasional sports game/movie on in the background, my family watches, but I will do it anyways. My evening wind down practice isn’t long and detailed, but I still find it very helpful to spend a few extra minutes on self-care in the evening. It helps me relax so that when it’s time for sleep, my mind isn’t buzzing and my body isn’t calling out for more attention, it just makes sense to end your day this way to set yourself up for good quality sleep.
The evening sequence focuses on stretching the hips, hamstrings, and low back etc., areas that accumulate tension in daily life. I don't do any Sun Salutations or power vinyasa in the sequence and that’s intentional. My idea is to gently nurture yourself by stretching, breathing, and tuning your awareness to your body and breath. This way you will focus on what you’re doing in your body and the breath will help you slow down your mind so that when it’s time to let go and sleep, it’s easier to do for your body. Namaste.