Unable To Sleep? Try These Yoga Poses

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Have you been counting sheep at night to make you fall asleep? Has impending insomnia made you behave like a zombie throughout the day due to lack of sleep? Has difficulty in sleeping become a regular practice with you despite you being dead tired by the end of the day?

Well, there can, be many reasons to your sleeplessness, like stress, anxiety, some mental tension or just the lack of relaxation that one needs at night to fall asleep peacefully. In some cases, insomnia might be a cause of some medical ailment as well, but that will need medical attention.

For those who are unable to sleep for no good reason, yoga has a solution. Some specific yoga poses when performed right before the bed time can help in falling asleep and can also bring relaxation to the mind and body.

Here, we have formulated a five move yoga routine to fall asleep that will relax your mind and most importantly will let you wander into the dreamland.

Upside-Down Relaxation Time

Duration: 0:00-2:00 Minutes

How To Perform Upside Down Relaxation

•    Sit comfortably with your front facing the wall, your hips should be at least 6 inches away from the support

•    Extend your legs up to the wall while lying back

•    If you are uncomfortable in stretching this much then you can move your butt further away from the wall if you are comfortable then try coming closer to the wall

•    Keep your arms resting by your sides with palms facing upward

•    Keep breathing gently while you feel the stretch at the back of your legs

Winding Down Twist

Time Duration: 2:00-3:00 Minutes

How To Perform Winding Down Twist

•    Sit cross legged comfortably on the bed while exhaling deeply

•    Put your right hand on the left knee while placing your left hand on the bed strategically behind your tailbone

•    Twist your torso gently towards the left

•    Let your gaze follow your body and start overlooking your left shoulder

•    Keeping breathing deeply and return to the starting position

Nighttime Goddess Stretch

Time Duration: 3:00-5:00 Minutes

How To Perform Night Time Goddess Stretch

•    Lie on your back while keeping your knees bent

•    The soles of your feet should be placed together so that your knees can fall open

•    Try forming a diamond shape with your legs

•    Let your arms rest on your bed

•    If there is any discomfort in the position you can elevate your legs by putting a pillow underneath

Child’s Pose

Time Duration: 5:00-7:00 Minutes

How To Perform Child’s Pose

•    Be on your heels to sit comfortably

•    Once there, start rolling your torso forward while bringing the forehead to rest on the bed in front

•    Try lowering your chest close to your knees as much as possible while extending your arms in front

•    Hold the pose for a few seconds while breathing slowly

Rock-a-Bye Roll

Time Duration: 7:00-8:00 Minutes

How To Perform Rock-a-Bye Rolls

•    Lie straight on your bed and hug your knees to your chest

•    Keep your ankles crossed while wrapping both your arms around the shins with hands clasped

•    Inhale slowly and rock your body to sit

•    Exhale slowly while rolling back

•    Keep doing this for a minute and then roll back to the normal position to sleep peacefully

With these asanas, drifting away into a sound night sleep is not going to be a difficult task anymore.

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