The importance of sleep is undermined at every stage. Sleep helps us have a healthy body and mind. It balances out our hormones and keeps mental illnesses at bay. But you might find yourself tossing and turning in your bed trying to catch some sleep.
The reason for such inconsistent, disturbed sleep can be credited to our daily schedules, inability to switch off from technology or only our mind’s restlessness. A study reveals that 55% of people who do regular yoga poses actually sleep better.
Let’s try these five yoga poses for sound sleep to meet our well-rested selves:
1. Legs-up-the-wall Pose (viparita karani)
If you are looking for ways to get that must-needed rest, this yoga pose can help you provide relaxation by improving your blood circulation.
Here’s what you need to do:
2. The plough pose (halasana)
Just spending five or more minutes in this pose is effective in getting sound sleep as this pose is very beneficial in calming and relaxing the body.
Here’s how you can do this pose:
3. The corpse pose (savasana)
The yoga pose helps in focusing on the body parts and breathing, which allows you to feel relaxed and calm and thus sleep better.
Here is how you can do this asana:
4.The standing-forward bend pose (Uttanasana)
This yoga pose is very fruitful in treating conditions such as insomnia, headaches and even helps in relieving stress.
Following are the instructions that you should follow while practicing this pose:
5. Wide-knee child’s pose (balasana)
Sleep like a baby as you practice this yoga pose that helps your body to unwind and relax after a long tiring day.
Feel calmer and stability as you practice balasana and this is how you do it:
So, next time you are struggling to get some sound sleep, try doing some of these yoga poses. However, if you are suffering from some ailment, you are pregnant, or you have any medical condition, it is suggested that you consult your health care practitioner before practicing any new yoga poses!
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