Yoga Poses To Help You Sleep

There are millions of people in the United States who have issues falling and staying asleep. Sure you can take medicine that you will continue to use for the rest of your life. You may even become immune to them and have to take stronger and stronger doses or change your medication frequently. That doesn’t sound like fun. Have you ever thought about using yoga as a way to fall asleep? There are several yoga poses that can help you sleep.

Janu Sirsasana

Otherwise known as the head-to-knee pose, this pose is where you are on the floor with one leg extended and the other knee bent with your foot at your thigh. As you exhale, bend forward and keep your back and neck straight. Touch both hands to the sides of your feet. Focus on your big toe while you breathe in and out.

Baddha Konasana

The bound angle pose is where you sit on the floor and bring your feet as close as you can to the groin. Keep your back as straight as possible to lengthen the spine. Exhale and bend over your legs. Allow your muscles to relax as your breathe.

Upavistha Konasana

With your legs as far apart (in the shape of a V) as possible on the floor, sit as straight as possible. Inhale, lengthen the spine and bend as far forward as you can. It is important to focus on your breathing.

We will discuss more yoga poses that you can do to get a better night’s sleep in later blogs. If you are looking for guidance on how to properly execute these poses, come see us for any of our yoga classes at Wilmington Yoga Center.