Four Yoga Poses for Better Sleep


Sleeping is something many of us battle with. Whether it’s work stress, personal stress, or a mind that seems like it won’t shut off, our brain can often get the best of us. For me personally, a combination of late-night reading, some meditation, and a couple basic and easy yoga poses seem to do the trick. Michael Taylor from Strala Yoga provides the how-to, tips, and benefits on these four yoga poses, all of which you can do in bed, and that can help you sleep better. 1. Seated Two Leg Forward Bend: Sit with your legs out straight and together. Bend your knees as much as needed to make a forward lean possible, then lean forward until you feel some resistance in the backs of your legs, gently holding your hands around your calves, ankles or feet. Take several breaths to come forward in this way, relaxing on your exhales. This pose is a great leg opener and also helps develop patience. 2. Pigeon Pose: Lift your front foot over so the ankle is behind your opposite wrist. Lower your back knee to the ground (or bed), and using your hands for support at the front of your mat/bed/ground, lower your front knee behind your wrist.

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Four Yoga Poses for Better Sleep