5 Yoga Poses to Give You Better Sleep

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5 Yoga Poses to Give You Better Sleep


Having little sleep or not being able to grab a sound sleep affects the next day’s output as well, leaving us to feel sleepy, irritated, and low throughout the day. If this happens frequently with you and you are unable to drift into a sound sleep often, then it can be an indication that you might be aging faster than you should. Therefore, it is very important to stop neglecting this not-so-fatal issue and take immediate actions. Consider practicing Yoga for better sleep and beat the crap out of insomnia by soothing your mind and body.

It is more than necessary to get at least 6-8 hours of good sleep on the everyday basis because our body removes toxins and repairs on a cellular level while sleeping. A good night’s sleep is within reach with Yoga. Yoga for insomnia and other abnormal sleeping habits is extremely beneficial. It helps unwind at the end of the day and provides a good night sleep. One can either undergo self-treatment at home or can enroll for professional yoga classes for insomnia. These days, many yoga studios and centers offer yoga classes and therapies for insomnia in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and other major cities across the country.

Here is the list of some of the best yoga postures for better sleep:

1. Janu Sirsasana or Head to knee pose: Begin in sitting pose without slouching and extend the legs in the front. Bend the right knee to open the hip. Bring the sole of the right feet towards the left inner thigh to touch it while keeping the right knee on the floor. Inhale and elongate the spine. Bend forward from the hips, lengthening the spine and neck on exhalation. Keep the hands on either side of the left leg and look at left foot while inhaling and exhaling. Repeat on the other side.

2. Baddha Konasana or Bound Angle Pose: Sit with a straight back on the mat. Bring the soles of the feet together in the front and hold them with your hands. Bring the feet inwards as much as possible. Breathe in and elongate the spine. Now, breathe out and bend forward from the hips, keeping the spine erect. Stay in this posture for a few breaths.

3. Upavistha Konasana or Wide-angle seated forward bend: Sit upright on the floor. Extend the legs in front of you in a ‘V’ shape while placing hands behind the buttocks for balance. Stretch the legs as wide as possible. Breathe in and lengthen the spine. Exhale and bend forward from the hips. Keep the hands in front of you on the floor. Hold the posture for a few breaths. Lengthen the spine on every inhalation and relax forward on each exhalation.

4. Thread the Needle Pose or Prava Balasana: Lie flat on the floor. Bend the knees and keep the soles of the feet flat on the floor. Bring the right knee toward the chest. Keep the right ankle below the left knee while keeping the hips even and right knee pointing to the right. Flex your right foot to prevent the knee from the strain. Engage the muscles. Bring the left knee towards the chest and support it with both hands. Try to bring both hips parallel and feel the stretch in entire body while breathing in and out. Repeat on the other side.

5. Reclined Twist or Supta Matsyendrasana: Lie down on the mat and bring the knees into the chest. Stretch the left arm sideways up to the shoulder height with palm facing up. Now, slowly bring down the knee to the right until they reach the floor while keeping them high. Lie on your back and bring the knees into the chest. Keep the right hand on top of the right knee. Look at the ceiling and hold the posture for a few breaths. Repeat on the other side.

6. Viparita Karani or legs up the wall pose: Sit sideways, without slouching against a wall. Bend in the back direction while extending both legs towards the wall. Lie on the back and extend the arms sideways at shoulder height with palms facing up. Close the eyes and relax on inhalation.

So, start doing these yoga asanas for better sleep before bedtime to beat insomnia and, enjoy a peaceful and great sleep.

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