Doing this exercise before going to sleep will allow you to SLEEP like a baby all night
If you typically have trouble falling asleep, you should know that you are not alone. There are many people who find themselves tossing and turning before they finally manage to start dozing off. If this becomes a regular problem, it can cause you to feel drowsy throughout each day.
You may want to consider doing a certain series of yoga poses before going to bed. They happen to be quite simple, so if you have never even tried yoga before and don’t consider yourself to be ”flexible”, there is no need to worry.
Balasana – Child’s Pose
Keep in mind that if you suffer from any knee problems, this pose may not be the best idea. Otherwise, this pose is great for relaxing your back, shoulders, and abdomen. It also works for calming down the nervous system and clearing the mind.
First, try to meet your back to your heels. If you are unable to do this, you can always place a folded blanket between your butt and feet. Now you can either stretch your arms in front of you or let them relax at your sides. Make sure to set an alarm for yourself so you know how long you’ve held the pose. As you hold the position, make sure you continue to take long deep breaths.
Supta Baddha Konasana – The Butterfly Pose
This pose is also sometimes referred to as the ”Throne Pose” or ”The Bound Angle Pose”. We can begin this pose by laying on our back, flexing our knees, and bringing the soles of our feet together. Now, we can let our knees fall to the sides. It’s okay, most people are unable to get their knees all the way to the ground.
In the end, your knees will most likely end up a few inches above the ground. To help you relax, it is okay to place some books or something soft under you knees. Now let your arms rest at your sides and continue to relax. Remember to breathe slowly and deeply into the stomach.
Supta Matsyendrasana – Supine Spinal Twist
Again, we begin by lying on our back. Next, we bring our knees to the chest and let them down on your right side. Now we can stabilize our legs by holding the left thigh with the right hand. Meanwhile, stretch your arm out to your left while also turning your head in the same direction.