by Yoga Moods info 0
March 25, 2019
If you’ve ever struggled to sleep, you’ve probably tried pretty much anything to get a few hours of rest.
Counting sheep, sleeping pills, hot baths, stinky teas you name it.
But have you tried yoga?
Listen, yoga can help you sleep like a damn baby. Truthbomb: Yoga isn’t just for hot models doing headstands on the gram.
Yoga can also improve your sleep – especially if you’re dealing with insomnia. When yoga is performed regularly by those who deal with insomnia, most find that they quickly fall asleep, sleep longer, and fall back asleep quicker if they are woken up during the night.
If you decide to start adding yoga to your nighttime routine, it’s crucial that you practice the correct poses.
Here is a list of three poses that you can try when you prepare your body to sleep:
1. Legs Up a Wall. While lying on your back, put your legs straight up a wall, this will put your body in an L-shape. Hold this pose 30 seconds, focusing on your breathing.
2. Lying Butterfly. Lie on your back and press the soles of your feet together, letting your knees fall to your sides. If you find this to be too strenuous, you can place a pillow beneath your knees.
3. Corpse Pose. While lying on your back, put your legs straight out and your arms by your sides, keep your palms facing up. Breathe in slowly and focus on your exhales and inhales.