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5 Yoga Poses to Help You Fall Asleep

Posted on the 16 May 2015 by Health_news

5 Yoga Poses to help you fall asleep

Yoga has a solution for every problem. If you are one of those people who find it hard to fall asleep then turn to yoga. Save yourself from having to toss around in your bed sheets and under your pillows to try and fall asleep.

Here are some poses that will help you drift off to sleep easily:

Cow Posture

  • Bring your body to a table top position, with your palms and knees on the ground.
  • Inhale and lift your heart and chest till it expands upwards.
  • Exhale and let your spine curl inwards to a round, also relaxing your head in the process.
  • Repeat a few times, not forgetting to move your spine according to the breath inhalation and exhalation.

Spinal Twist

  • Lie on your back on the floor.
  • Bring your knees to your chest.
  • Move the knees to right side till it touches the floor, keeping your back straight. Look over to the left side and take a few deep breaths.
  • Bring the knees back to the center and then shift the knees to the left side till you touch the floor. Look over to the right side and take a few breadths.
  • Repeat a couple of times on each side.
  • You should feel the twist of the spine when you move your folded knees to each side.

Legs up the Wall

  • Lie on the floor close to a wall.
  • Stick your spine to the edge and bring your legs all the way up.
  • Keep your spine straight and legs straight on the wall. Basically a ‘V’ shape.
  • Keep your hands on your chest and take relax.
  • Take deep breadths.
  • This is a healing position for the entire body.

Seated Forward Bend

  • Come to a seated position with your legs extended straight in front of you.
  • Inhale and straighten your spine.
  • Exhale and gently bend forwards towards your feet as much as you can.
  • Take a few breadths in this position and come back to the seated position.
  • Repeat a few times till you feel relaxed.

Cross Legged Forward Bend

  • Sit in a crossed legged position.
  • Inhale and straighten your spine.
  • Exhale and bend forward bringing your chest to the floor.
  • Repeat till you feel relaxed.

So do try these yoga poses to unwind after a hectic day so that you can lull yourself to sleep easily.

Written by: Rasha Ashraf

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