Stretch your way to a good night's sleep!

Yoga calms the mind and relieves stress. Making it a bedtime routine helps one relax and experience deep sleep. Here are 6 easy Yoga poses to follow before hitting the sack:

Knees to Chest Pose

How:

Roll over onto your back. Bring your legs up and draw both knees to your chest. Keep your back flat to the bed and clasp arms around knees.

Why:

This pose helps increase circulation in the head and neck. It also facilitates in relieving tension in the back.

 

Child Pose

How:

Kneel on the floor. Drop your butt towards your heels and stretch the rest of your body forward. Rest your stomach on your thighs and head on the mat.

Why:

This helps stretch the hips, thighs, and ankles. It gently helps relax muscles on the front meanwhile strengthening the ones at the back.

A therapeutic posture for relieving stress, it helps calm and soothe the brain.

Legs Up The Wall Pose

How:

Lie on your back with your but is as close to the wall as comfortable. From there, extend your legs up the wall with the back of your legs resting fully upright against the wall. Hands could rest on the sides.

Why:

This pose not only relieves tired muscles but even helps regulate blood pressure, move stuck fluids and improve your digestion. Follow it up with slow, rhythmic breathing.

After a period of time, you will notice that your body feels healthier and you are in a much relaxed mental state.




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