Yoga to help you sleep better

Does your mind lace up for laps just as your body crosses the finish line and your head hits the pillow? As lonely as late-night mind racing can feel, more thank 30% of the population suffer from insomnia and daytime fatigue as a consequence. Use this therapeutic sequence to soothe your nervous system and quiet your mind, priming your body to sink into a long, restful sleep.

1: Childs Pose – Balasana - Helps to calm the mind and relieve tension in the body with long deep breaths.

2: Plow Pose – Halasana - Yoga Journal recommends staying in the plow pose for one to five minutes to fall asleep easier

3: Legs Up the Wall- Viparita Karani - performed on a wall is excellent for evening relaxation and stress relief. Recommend to “lay for as long as 5 minutes, with the eyes closed to calm the nerves.”

4: Supine Spinal Twist - Twists are a great way to decompress and squeeze out the anxiety and frustrations of your day — just like wringing out a sponge. They also stimulate and detoxify the organs of your torso.

5: Reclining Butterfly - Supta Baddha Konasana - The reclining butterfly can help the body get into rest mode. Breathe deeply observing the breath moving fluidly in and out of the body.

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