do yoga. sleep better

The team at Casper Mattress, a new sleep start up specializing in memory foam mattresses, asked me to share my in bed yoga poses with you. “I’m always saying in my classes “Rest is underrated. It makes us all nicer!” That said, in my house, getting good, regular sleep can be a little tricky. With varied work, school, and activity schedules there has to be a mindful commitment to getting to bed and getting that much needed rest, whatever the time of day.

Whether it’s a quick nap or a shutdown the shop, done for the night, lights out sleep, it’s pretty common for me to wind down with a few yoga poses in bed (even more common when Bruce is away or before he settles in so I can have my run of the bed). I find for me that twists, a little hip opening and a nice deep forward bend help to rinse away and let go of whatever doesn’t serve a restful sleep.

Be sure to find your own flow. Do what feels good in your body and on your bed. Happy Sleeping and Namaste!

Note: These photos were taken in the middle of the day when I usually try to get a nap. For the sake of light, we kept the blinds open. No worries, post pics, the blinds went down and off to sleep I went! Yay me!

photos by Bruce Dunkins



bytracye yoga.yummy food retreat Costa Rica, November 19th-23rd

Las Mareas de Tamarindo & Pangas Beach Club

We’re headed back for our final 2014 retreat! Join us on the stunning beaches of Tamarindo, Costa Rica at beautiful Las Mareas and Pangas Beach Club for an incredible yoga.yummy food experience! Dive into your yoga practice, awaken your taste buds, and, of course, relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy the magnificence that is the Costa Rican culture and landscape. Pura Vida! Click here for details and to register today!

About Tracye

Known for her motivational mantras and joyful practice, Tracye Warfield puts the play in yoga and yummy food. Tracye began practicing yoga in 1999, when she first hobbled onto the mat after a long and achy marathon. Ten years later, she walked away from a successful career in corporate America to start living the life she was meant to live. Currently, she teaches Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Hatha, and Pilates in studio classes, workshops, online, with private clients, and at her bytracye yoga.yummy food retreats throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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