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Letting Go of the Workday and Preparing for Sleep

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Challenge Overview

Letting go of the workday is easier said than done. Often, we carry the residue of stressful meetings, awkward encounters, and looming to-do lists into our personal lives. This meditation program with Hilary Jackendoff is designed to help you put those burdens down so that you can enjoy your evenings, get restful sleep, and feel refreshed the next day. After signing up, you’ll receive one email a day for five days, each containing a specific practice that will help you release stress and unwind.  As you practice, you’ll learn the foundations of relaxation and how to use your breath as a tool to decompress and create space for well-being.

You won’t need any props, just yourself. Use these meditations as your post-work refuge.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Challenge Outline

1hr to complete

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Section 1
  • Welcome to this program! Are you ready to explore mindful solutions to after-work stress? In this short introductory audio, Hilary outlines what’s to come and shares the benefits of relaxation practices.
  • Feeling stiff and stressed after a long day? In this first practice, which you can do seated or lying down, Hilary guides you through a progressive muscle relaxation. You’ll mindfully engage individual parts of your body and observe sensations before releasing the contraction to ease tension. Notice the difference this practice can make.
Section 2
  • We all need to create a buffer between work and home life, which is often easier said than done (especially if you work from home). In this second practice, you’ll create that transitional space as you settle into the presence of your breath. See if this helps you cultivate a more restful evening.
Section 3
  • Do you feel like you spend most of your workday sending your energy outward to others? Your third practice of the program is an evening meditation that’s designed to replenish you through visualization, breath awareness, watching your thoughts, and more. You can do this seated or lying down.
Section 4
  • Your next practice is designed to help you shake the day off and get a good night’s rest. Melt into sleep mode with this short meditation that emphasizes breath awareness.
Section 5
  • Your final practice is a guided yoga nidra that’s designed to help you unwind. You’ll be invited to release physical, mental, and emotional tension as you move into a space of effortlessness.

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Hilary Jackendoff
Hilary Jackendoff began studying tantric yoga in 2008, following a powerful experience with yoga nidra... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this challenge in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This challenge is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Challenge completion.
No prerequisites are required; this challenge is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the challenge is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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