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Reset promises a good night's sleep

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Workouts don't always have to be sweaty, and my mind and spirit needed some attention after a recent long week. We can all meditate or downward our dogs at home, but sometimes it helps to have a little guidance.

Reset: 8254 Melrose Ave., www.ToResetClickHere.com

Aura: Seems like miles from the hullabaloo just outside; dimmed lights, electric candles and cushiony mats.

Effort: Laid-back, for sure. But there's no payoff if you just drop off and don't try to follow the teacher.

Style: Michal Gregus, the teacher and Reset founder, promised a good night's sleep after the 45-minute Friday evening class. He delivered. I slept 90 minutes past my alarm. Reset is a way to reduce stress that's a cousin of meditation, developed by Gregus to also add breath work, aromatherapy and progressive relaxation. While we were on our backs, Gregus had us squeeze various muscle groups and then talked us through a period of relaxing and letting go. As with long meditations, it can be hard to know for sure if you fall asleep. But it's OK if you do.

Cost: $18 per class, with savings for multiple classes.

If you have suggestions for classes, please let me know by email or Twitter: @mmacvean.

mary.macvean@latimes.com

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