Do you find yourself tossing and turning at 2.00 am in the night or fiddling with your phone? Have you forgotten what a good night sleep is? Due to the high-paced, stressful and constant connection with technology I have myself encountered those nights where I am tweeting about my fucked up life or wasting my peaceful moments of sleep over experimenting a ridiculous mobile application. Insomnia is very common these days and according to a recent research, which showed that people with insomnia are much more likely to experience associated health problems such as anxiety, depression, diabetes and congestive heart failure. I fear what the future holds for us!
I also came across a facebook post which talked about a CEO who suffered a severe heart attack because he wasn’t sleeping for more than five hours daily. Hence, I believe the research was right! Sleep is a sweet bliss and is transforming into a rare friend these days. I have discovered all my life’s solutions on a yoga mat. Yoga has the power to soothe, to ease, protect, heal, alter and miraculously elevate my happiness. Because our senses are always simulated, yoga can help us slow down, breathe, get in touch with our presence and relax.
Yoga poses for good night sleep will calm you down and release all the tensions and anxious energy vibrations you are holding in your body and muscles. It will relieve all the worries, stress, heaviness and trigger a state of thoughtlessness so that you can you gently fall asleep. Try these simple poses from the comfort of your bed and change your sleepless habits for good.
Butterfly Pose or Badhakonasana– Relaxes your thigh muscles and pelvic region, stimulates the heart relieving mild depression and pain in the legs.
Head to knee Pose or Janu Sirasana– Calms the brain, improves digestion, opens up hips and relieves anxiety and discomfort.
Child’s Pose or Balasana– Deeply relaxing for the back, chest and shoulders. Eases the nervous system getting you in touch with your breath. It is one of my favorite yoga poses for good night sleep as its very essence is therapeutic for insomnia!
Reclined Spinal Twist Pose or Supta Matsyendrasana – Massages your back and hips, lengthens, relaxes, and realigns the spine. It helps to hydrate the spinal disks as well.
Legs up the wall Pose or Viparita Karani – It is one of the most important poses with restorative nature. It helps in proper circulation of blood, getting rid of pain in legs and knees, improves digestion, provides cure for headaches and migraines.
Corpse Pose or Shavasana – Everyone loves this pose in yoga classes! Relaxing, restoring, meditative and transforming, corpse pose can deeply alter your energy field. It repairs cells and tissues, reduces blood pressure, grounds the body and balances your nervous system.
Try out these yoga poses simply in the order given above or choose 1-2 as they call our for you. You can check more about them and do with instructions. Don’t try to push yourself hard to reach the best stretch. Always stay in a pose for 20-30 seconds with closed eyes and try to breathe as much as you can. Never stop breathing while you do yoga!
I hope this serves you well, more yoga posts coming up – tell me what would you like to read?
What you think you need yoga for? Comment and I shall get back to you!