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8 Best Yoga Asanas For Your Goodnight Sleep.

Date: 2020-05-23 14:16:47

By Diksha

Unable to eat much, unable to get sleep, Oh god these are other big problems. You know, recently I read in some research paper that following these few Yoga Asanas will get me a goodnight baby sleep. Like our childhood times. In a national survey, it is found that 60% people who do yoga regularly sleep well. Yoga helps in reducing stress and anxiety, which leads to mind control and a good sleep at night.

So, let's learn and practice these few Yoga for sleep Asanas!

Don't worry, they are easy ones.

1. Wide-Knee Child's Pose or Balasana Yoga Benefits.

Gently stretch your hips, thighs, and ankles. This resting child pose provides a sense of calm and stability and also helps relieve stress and fatigue. Do it for 60 seconds and take 10-15 breaths.

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2. Marjariasana (Cat stretch) Yoga Benefits.

Perfect yoga asana to make a flexible spine, helps to massage the digestive organs and improves digestion, and also helps to sleep well by improving the blood circulation and relaxing the mind.
Do it for 60 seconds and take (10-15 breaths).

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3. (Sukhasana) with Forward Bend Yoga Benefits.

Sit in a meditation pose, keeping your spine straight, and shoulder relaxed. This will gradually build your physical and mental balance, helpful in reducing stress and anxiety, and also by strengthening the muscles of the back and improving body posture.
Do it for 60 seconds, (5-10 breaths).

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4. Viparita Karani Yoga (Legs Up The Wall Pose) Benefits.

If your bed is next to a wall, this is a great way to ease into a wonderful night's sleep through Yoga. This pose is an incredibly relaxing inversion that counteracts the tension collected in your body. Since it is a deeply relaxing pose that calms the nervous system, which in turn, helps lower stress and anxiety. It also increases the circulation and elevates the venous drainage, by relieving the tension or fatigue from the legs, feet, and even the hips.
Try to stay for 5-10 minutes in this posture.

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5. Supta Matsyendrasana Yoga Benefits.

Since the twists are a great way to depressurize your body and release all of the stress which you may have built up during the day. It also helps to massage the abdominal organs, the kidneys and liver, facilitating digestion, and reducing constipation.
Do it for 1 minutes, 10-15 breaths.

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6. Paschimottanasana Yoga Benefits.

The Seated Forward Bend posture helps soothe a distracted and racing mind. This calms the brain, relieves stress, and mild depression. It also stretches the spine, shoulders, hamstrings. Plus, if you want to do this pose in your bed, you can place a pillow on your legs and lay your head right on top of it, for the most restful forward folds.
Do this for 10-15 minutes.

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7. Supta Baddha Konasana Yoga Benefits.

It is known as the restorative posture. It infuses a sense of calm and relaxation in you slowly, also helps in relieving the symptoms of stress, mild depression, menstruation, and menopause. It also improves the heart and general body circulation.
Do it for 5-10 minutes.

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8. Savasana Yoga Benefits.

The Corpse Pose, is the ultimate meditative yoga posture, and of course, it's perfect for right before you drift off to sleep and it's simply easy. Get as comfortable as possible by positioning yourself underneath your sheets, resting your head atop your comfiest pillows. You may want to fall right asleep at this point, but do your best to practice deep breathing for at least a few minutes. This will relax & calm the mind and body, reduce blood pressure & anxiety levels, you know what it also improves concentration and memory.

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NOTE: Your breath is key to be able to relax in these poses.



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