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Banish Insomnia with Imaginary Dru Yoga

This morning I woke up at 5am! I knew that a bit of Dru Yoga will quickly get me back to sleep so I could happily snooze on till breakfast time. But it’s too cold and dark, and my bed cosy and warm! So I try visualising from under the comfort of my duvet.

It's 5am I need Dru Yoga to get back to sleep!

It’s 5am I need Dru Yoga to get back to sleep!

I start imagining I am doing dru yoga

I start imagining I am doing dru yoga

As it’s nearly full moon I decide to practice, in my mind, the moon sequence ‘chandra namaskar’. So I imagine myself in a kneeling position and visualise the moon. Then breath out as I imagine my arms pushing forward, inhaling as the arms separate out, and inhaling again as the hands turn upwards. Finally inhaling as my hands meet above my head.

I breathe in as I visualise the movement

I breathe in as I visualise the movement

Visualise my hands meeting above my head

Visualise my hands meeting above my head

So in my imaginary yoga, only the breathing is real, it’s not too much effort as you have to breathe anyway. So I go through the movement in my mind and already I feel like dropping off again.

I finish off with an imaginary shoulderstand

I finish off with an imaginary shoulderstand

To finish off I am going to do an imaginary shoulder stand. The great thing about imaginary yoga is you don’t need to warm up, there are no contra indications to worry about!

So I feel myself going into the posture, imagine my feet pointing upwards, and feel the sensation of the inverted posture.Then slowly curling out of the posture.

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The next thing I know the alarm is going off it’s two hours later, was it just a dream? Did I imagine it, or actually do the yoga for real.

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  1. That’s spooky! I tried something very similar recently when I couldn’t settle down to sleep, but visualised the earth sequence instead of the moon. The calming breath helped me to drop off. Sue xx

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