I have to admit that I have always shied away from meditation. It always just seemed a little hokey for me plus, did I really want to get into my head? Turns out, it’s not about getting into your head but out of it. Hmmm…After a little push from a friend, I decided to dive into the insanely popular Peloton 2 Week Power of Sleep Mediation Program. Is it a “snooze fest”? Well, Yes it is but turns out that is exactly what it is supposed to be. So what’s it all about? How does it work?
Peloton 2 Week Power of Sleep Meditation Program
The Peloton 2 week “Power of Sleep” Meditation Program was launched in early 2020. This past year, it has gained tremendous popularity within the Peloton community. I never really had trouble falling asleep until this last year. I mean, 2020 was enough to knock me and everyone else off of their regular schedules. Staying up later binge watching Netflix did not make for the best sleep hygiene.
So how does the Power of sleep meditation work?
Designed to be done as one 14 day program, the “Power of Sleep” meditations are either 5 minute or 10-minute classes depending on the day. They are taught by 4 instructors: Ross Rayburn, Aditi Shah, Kristin McGee, and Anna Greenberg. I am not going to rate the instructors because they are all terrific. Besides, we all connect with different types of personalities and voices.
Each evening, you log onto the program and pick up right where you left off. It is suggested to do the classes either in your bed lying down or sitting comfortably in a yoga position. I listened to the meditations with the lights off, in my bed in my “sleeping position” with my phone on the bed next to my head.
The instructors lead you through a series of breathing exercises that help to free your mind of outside thought to reach a deeper level of relaxation. Other classes focus on doing a full-body scan to become more aware of where you might be holding onto tension. The goal of this process is to help to calm your mind, relax your body fully, and set the stage for a more restful night’s sleep. I really enjoy the “spa like” music that helps me to regulate my breathing.
How does a Peloton sleep meditation class end?
I have no idea. I’ve never made it through a class without falling asleep. Apparently, this is quite common and normal. I have found that after listening to a Peloton Power of Sleep meditation class, I fall asleep much faster. I’ve had a lot of energy for the last few weeks. Related? Maybe.
Many Peloton users have become instant fans and have continued to use the full library of meditation classes offered on the app. The power of sleep program is designed to help you gently dive into meditation.
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So do you toss and turn at night? Have trouble staying asleep? Check out how the Peloton Power of Sleep Meditation program might help you get a more restful night’s sleep and catch some more quality Z’s.