Falling asleep is sometimes the toughest challenge of them all. Some of you spend the night watching TV or scrolling down the news feed. The worst thing happens in the morning when you have to get up and adult. Then, you spend the day all irritated and grumpy. It’s bad, right?
Well, we have a few good tips for you, and you can thank us later.
Did you know that yoga can help you sleep better? You can fall asleep easily only by doing several yoga poses before bedtime. You aren’t flexible enough? Yoga is the solution for you. Even scientists agree that yoga is one of the best things that can happen to you so why not try it?
If you are an absolute beginner, try not to do these poses for too long, and a minute is just enough. Gradually increase the time once you master the pose.
- Balasana – Child’s pose
The Balasana isn’t recommended to those who deal with knee issues, but it’s an excellent pose for everyone else. It relaxes the nervous system, shoulders, back, core, and mine. Kneel, and bend forward while extending your arms to the front. Hold your body in this position for a minute, and don’t forget to take deep breaths.
- Supta Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle Reclining Pose
You can also find it under the name “butterfly.” Lie on your back, and prop up your knees, while bringing your soles together. Your knees should fall freely to the sides. Place a few books under your knees if you feel like doing so. Free your arms to the sides, and relax. Breathe deeply.
- Back roll
Lie on your back and take hold of your knees. Rock from one side to another. This is the perfect massage for your back. Relax your feet, too, and allow your shoulders to “melt” into the ground. And don’t forget to take deep breaths
- Supta Matsyendrasana – Reclining Spinal Twist
Lie on your back, and prop up your knees. Then, let them fall free to one side, while spreading your arms, and relax. Take deep breaths, and switch sides.
- Matsyasana – Fish Pose
Lie on your back, and place your hands under your buttocks. Extend your legs, and elevate your upper body. Support your body weight on your forearms. Tilt your head back. Take 5-10 deep breaths, and slowly extend your arms to the sides. Relax.