mind+body, yoga

Yoga for a Restful Sleep


It seems like these days are jam-packed with tasks and obligations. We are trying to manage it all and we are staying up late trying to complete the “to do” list. Tired is an understatement. Getting a full night’s rest is imperative to our well being. When we skimp on sleep we feel it, not just physically but mentally and emotionally, too. You can practice this sequence of yoga poses to help you calm down, quiet the mind and prepare for a restorative sleep. Begin in a comfortable seated position and focus on your breath. Allow yourself to be present. As you move through the postures allow for 5-7 deep breaths before you transition into the next. When you have finished your practice, lay down in Corpse Pose (Savasana) and let your body slip away into quietness.

 


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