Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. It seems the more people I talk to, the more I realize insomnia is becoming sort of an epidemic. Especially for those on the awakening journey. A recent study reported that people who suffer with insomnia are much more like to experience health related problems such as depression, anxiety and diabetes. Not to mention the fact that you’ll feel like you’re dragging around all day.
But Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. A great way to beat the night time restlessness is to establish a bed time routine. These quick and easy poses will allow you to get in touch with your breath slow your heart rate and calm your mind. When you are able to hold the poses you can effectively feel which part of your body is holding the tension thereby releasing it. How can we expect to sleep well when we are holding tension in our bodies?
Here are 3 Quick Yoga Poses to Relieve Insomnia
“Inhale to lengthen the spine and exhale when you bend forward”
Take a deep breath and move your arms above the head in line with your ears, exhale slowly and bend the body forward.
Supta Baddha Konasana
Lay flat on your back with the soles of your feet pressed together.
Take several breaths in and relax
These are simple exercises that have a big impact. Try these out, tell me what you think and remember establishing the routine is fundamental. Once you have it in place, you can reap the benefits of a restful nights sleep.
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