Rest, Relax, Sleep, Stress Management



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Catching Zzzzz’s: Better Sleep for Optimal Wellness

  • Tuesday July 9th 6:00-7:30PM in Anoka
  • Location: Kamie’s Home The Nest in NE MPLS 
  • Investment: $35 – To Register.

Problems with sleeping can be discouraging and even debilitating. Finding the right tools to get back on track can feel disheartening at times. It is possible to return to balance because Ayurveda offers tools and a practical approach to balancing sleep cycles.

Millions of Americans of all ages are affected by sleep issues. The mentality of “I’ll catch up later” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” has created an epidemic of long-term sleep deficit ranging from acute to chronic sleep deprivation. Our stressful treadmill lifestyle and the endless to-do list  are pushing many individuals to habitually defer sleep to get other things done. This, in-turn, causes a cascade of health problems and even more stress.

Scientists have extensively studied the functions of sleep for years, but some of the most basic questions about why we sleep have been difficult to answer. We spend roughly a third of our lives asleep. Our bodies crave sleep for a good reason: there are actually serious health risks associated with sleep loss. It can have complicated effects on us physically, mentally and emotionally. Sleep deprivation impairs judgment and cognitive ability, has negatively affects our moods, emotions and hormones, increases the risk of accidents and falls, decreases libido, increases depressive tendencies, accelerates aging, increases weight gain, and increases the risk of early death.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, the importance of sleep is a part of a wholesome (sattvic) lifestyle that contributes to our health and overall well-being. Without a balance in our life through proper nutrition, routine, and sleep, we fall victim to the root cause of disease and the aging process. While we sleep our bodies and brains are able to digest, detoxify and repair. It can also improve productivity and overall quality of life.

Ayurveda explains the three pillars to well-being as food (ahara), sleep (nidra), and regulated lifestyle (brahmacharya). Quality sleep acts as a rest button for our minds and bodies, enabling us to function at peak levels during our day. Sleep is important because it enhances our vitality of life (ojas) and is the coordinator between mind, body and the inner self–better than any medicine. These components of living are deep with in the practices of Ayurveda.

If during the day our diet, daily routine and behavioral patterns create imbalance, our sleep imbalance develops.

This class is for those who struggle with:

  • Sleep imbalance or problems falling asleep
  • Sleeping through the night without interruptions
  • “The morning-after heavy feeling” or waking up un-refreshed
  • Wake up tired with an aching body and a lethargic mind

Topics that will be covered in this class are:

  • Basic information about Ayurveda
  • How sleep functions as a natural time for the body and mind to rest, reset, detoxify, and rejuvenate
  • Why balanced sleep is a staple of optimal health: “early to bed, early to rise”
  • Ways to catch your Zzz’s
  • Diet and lifestyle recommendations
  • Sleep hygiene and supportive habits for sleep
  • Making the bedroom and your bed a sacred place
  • Adjusting the environment to meet your preferences and needs according to your constitution

Lets Talk about Stress

  • Coming Soon!
  • Location: Kamie’s Home The Nest in NE MPLS 
  • Investment: Coming Soon! – To Register.
Do you know how often fear rules our lives? And our bodies reflect this fear through fight-or-flight responses in our sympathetic nervous system. When our physical bodies are threatened, the stress triggers a natural and healthy survival stress response. Unfortunately, our body can’t tell the difference between a physical threat and fearful thoughts about the future, work, relationships, or money. In either case, the stress response is activated, and the body is filled with a rush of stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine.
Stress management is an important factor in optimal health and wellness. The truth is, no matter what diet you follow, how much you exercise, and what supplements you take, if you’re not managing your stress, you will still be at risk for modern degenerative conditions like heart disease, diabetes, disrupted sleep, and autoimmunity.
The body is intelligently equipped with self-repair mechanisms which know how to efficiently fight cancer, prevent infection and heart disease, and age gracefully. But when the stress response is activated, it turns off this self-repair. This wouldn’t be an issue if one’s body were activated only once or twice a week, but this is not what happens. In the age of technology, we experience over 50 stress responses per day, and most of them are not from real threats to our lives! Rather, they come from our minds manipulating of our emotions and racing thoughts about imaginary threats that may never come true.
“What is stress?… any event in which environmental demands, internal demands, or both tax or exceed the adaptive resources of an individual.” – Richard Lazarus; Prominent Psychologist
What happens when we are under stress? 
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Suppressed immune system
  • Causes hunger at the wrong time, snacking and craving sugar
  • Reduced ability to burn fat
  • Suppressed sex hormones and hormonal imbalances
  • Reduced testosterone and growth hormones
  • Increased fat around the belly, leading to a fatty liver
  • Increased risk of depression, anxiety, and mood imbalances
  • Contributes to cardiovascular disease
Ayurveda teaches us a well-rounded life with routine, individually focused practices, complete approach to healing and health, and is spiritual in nature. These balance out our busy lives. Ayurvedic philosophy embraces the concept that coming back to balance must focus on levels: physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Let’s explore the natural ways to care for ourselves and promotes true health.

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mind settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” – Lao-Tzu


Ayurveda and Sleep: Rest, Relaxation, Deeper Sleep + Acupuncture

  • Coming Soon…
  • Location: Kamie’s Home The Nest in NE MPLS 
  • Investment: Coming Soon! 

Problems with sleeping can be discouraging and even debilitating. Finding the right tools to get back on track can feel disheartening at times. It is possible to return to balance because Ayurveda offers tools and a practical approach to balancing sleep cycles.

Millions of Americans of all ages are affected by sleep issues. The mentality of “I’ll catch up later” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” has created an epidemic of long-term sleep deficit ranging from acute to chronic sleep deprivation. Our stressful treadmill lifestyle and the endless to-do list  are pushing many individuals to habitually defer sleep to get other things done. This, in-turn, causes a cascade of health problems and even more stress.

Scientists have extensively studied the functions of sleep for years, but some of the most basic questions about why we sleep have been difficult to answer. We spend roughly a third of our lives asleep. Our bodies crave sleep for a good reason: there are actually serious health risks associated with sleep loss. It can have complicated effects on us physically, mentally and emotionally. Sleep deprivation impairs judgment and cognitive ability, has negatively affects our moods, emotions and hormones, increases the risk of accidents and falls, decreases libido, increases depressive tendencies, accelerates aging, increases weight gain, and increases the risk of early death.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, the importance of sleep is a part of a wholesome (sattvic) lifestyle that contributes to our health and overall well-being. Without a balance in our life through proper nutrition, routine, and sleep, we fall victim to the root cause of disease and the aging process. While we sleep our bodies and brains are able to digest, detoxify and repair. It can also improve productivity and overall quality of life.

Ayurveda explains the three pillars to well-being as food (ahara), sleep (nidra), and regulated lifestyle (brahmacharya). Quality sleep acts as a rest button for our minds and bodies, enabling us to function at peak levels during our day. Sleep is important because it enhances our vitality of life (ojas) and is the coordinator between mind, body and the inner self–better than any medicine. These components of living are deep with in the practices of Ayurveda.

If during the day our diet, daily routine and behavioral patterns create imbalance, our sleep imbalance develops.

This class is for those who struggle with:

  • Sleep imbalance or problems falling asleep
  • Sleeping through the night without interruptions
  • “The morning-after heavy feeling” or waking up un-refreshed
  • Wake up tired with an aching body and a lethargic mind

Topics that will be covered in this class are:

  • Basic information about Ayurveda
  • How sleep functions as a natural time for the body and mind to rest, reset, detoxify, and rejuvenate
  • Why balanced sleep is a staple of optimal health: “early to bed, early to rise”
  • Ways to catch your Zzz’s
  • Diet and lifestyle recommendations
  • Sleep hygiene and supportive habits for sleep
  • Making the bedroom and your bed a sacred place
  • Adjusting the environment to meet your preferences and needs according to your constitution

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