Yoga for sleep!

Have you ever thought about exercise as a means to helping you sleep better? BSC's wellness spokesperson, Lissa Coffey, gives us a few tips on how to do a little yoga to help relax the mind and body. The Sanskrit root of the word “yoga” means “to unite.”  The Sanskrit word for sleep is “nidra.” We can use the practice of yoga to bring our mind and body into a beautiful, restful state of alignment so that we can get a great night’s sleep.  I’ve put together five yoga poses, or “asanas” that … [Read more...]

Would you do yoga if it helped you sleep?

September is National Yoga Awareness Month but don’t feel down if yoga hasn’t been your “thing”. You can start incorporating yoga into your daily life at any stage and you may find that it brings more benefit than imagined—particularly when it comes to sleep! Yoga is an ancient spiritual science that includes breath control, simple meditation and the practice of specific body postures. The resulting boost in relaxation can actually help beat insomnia by soothing your mind and body before bed. … [Read more...]

Someone let me know when working out becomes as awesome as sleep…

Blogger:  Karin Mahoney As I sit here, writing this blog, there are two voices in my head distinctly saying, "OMG, I'm so freaking tired..." (thanks, J, for thinking that 6:30 am is a great wake up time this week,) and "OMG, I seriously need to work out." I really need a find a way to shut myself up. I can be SO annoying. I remember years ago when the Better Sleep Council did a study with Dr. Jacobson on the effects of sleep and physical activity. It seemed like a no-brainer at the … [Read more...]

It’s 2014 and you already feel like a failure

New Year's Resolutions

Have you given up on your New Year’s promise to yourself, already?! BTW, if you made a resolution in the first place, you’re not alone. Check out this cool data visualization at Fast Company’s Co.Exist website of “the promises people will try to keep in 2014, as seen on Twitter.” As you can see, a heck of a lot of New Year’s resolutions relate to personal health—whether it’s giving up smoking, or exercising more or sleeping more. If you’ve already flunked out—failed—tossed in the … [Read more...]