If you find yourself battling constant sleep deprivation then Yoga may be an effective natural sleep remedy for you. The main cause of sleep deprivation or insomnia is stress, tension, and anxiety. Yoga helps you learn how to control and ease stress levels. With Yoga you learn to calm your mind and relieve tension in the body. Certain Yoga poses can be particularly helpful for combating restlessness and insomnia, especially when practiced in the evening before bed. Here are a few relaxing poses that will help you sleep better.
- 1. Easy Forward Bend – This pose is great for loosening the hips which can tighten up and cause sore backs in the morning. This position is also great for beginners!
- 2. Standing Forward Bend – Stand with the fee about six inches apart and fold the torso to the ground, reach toward the ground. This pose helps relieve headaches and insomnia.
- 3. Child’s Pose – This is a classic resting pose in many yoga classes. This pose helps calm the mind and relieve tension in the body. Fold the Torso in half over the legs and rest the forehead on the ground.
- 4. Corpse Pose– Get your body into sleep mode with a simple corpse pose, focusing the attention on the body and breath, and letting go of the day’s worries.
- 5. Seated Spinal Twist – Gently stretching the spine can relax the entire body in time for sleep. This pose can be done with both legs bent or one outstretched.
- 6. Reclining Butterfly – The reclining butterfly can help the body get into rest mode. If your hips are tight and the pose feels too intense, it is suggested putting a folded blanket or cushion under each of the knees.
- 7. Left Nostril Breathing – This relaxing breathing exercise is great to practice before bed. This allows you to relieve stress and soothe your nerves.
These poses are great beginner poses that will help bring a sense of calm and natural sleep. Stretching and relaxing your body and mind can help reduce stress, tension, and bring a restful night’s sleep. Sleep is one of the most important aspects for living a healthy and stress free lifestyle. Exercise and breathing techniques will help aid in a better night’s sleep as well as great bedding, of course! Live well. Sleep well.
Blog Author: Jesse, Bedding Expert Representative