Have trouble sleeping, or maybe just need a natural routine to take the edge off at the end of your day? Wrapping up your evening with a simple and soothing yoga routine could be just the solution to rid you of stress while preparing for a restful sleep.”When you slow down and stay in a pose, you can feel different areas of the body that are tense … gradually letting that go as you sit and breathe through the pose,” yoga instructor Darcie Clark told Best Health.
Try these eight moves to prime your body and mind for a more restful night in bed.
1. Revolved Janu Sirasasana
Sitting up on a mat or in bed, extend legs out in front of your body. Fold one knee into chest, then open it to the side so that the sole of your foot is tucked and touching the inner thigh of the opposite leg. Open your chest, then extend your top arm overhead, arching toward the foot and extended leg. Slowly twist your torso to lengthen the waist, holding this post for five to eight breaths. Perform the stretch on both sides for best effect, recommends Health.