If you’re having trouble settling down to sleep, then it’s time you roll the mat and practice the below yoga poses to get better sleep.

Standing forward fold:
Also known as Uttanasana, this simple yoga pose will help you sleep better reliving the tension in the hamstring, calves and hips. It will also slow down your mind and help you feel relaxed.

The asana consists of standing with feet together, then hinging forward from the hips, letting the head hang, with palms placed flat on the floor near the feet.

Supine spinal twist:
If the stomach problem is not letting you sleep well, then this is the best yoga pose you should practice. Helping you relive the gas and bloating, this pose improves circulation and ease neck and back tension.

Start rolling your knees towards the right side of your body with your left shoulder pulling down towards the ground. Then turn your head to the left side and press down your knees with your right hand to deepen the stretch. Be in this position for 2-3 minutes.

Supta Baddha Konasana

If you have had a long stressful day, then this position is surely help you sleep better. This asana also helps in improving the blood circulation and promoting healthy heart.

Place a small stack of folded blankets or a pillow behind you. In a seated position, slowly lower your body towards the folded blankets. Bring the soles of your feet together out in front of you and open your knees to the sides. You can use an extra folded blanket or pillow to support them. Place your arms on the floor at your sides with your palms facing up. Hold this position for a few slow, controlled breaths.

Supta Padangusthasana

Helping you ease your mind and release the stress in your hips, hamstrings and calves, Supta Padangusthasana

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Pull your right knee toward your chest and wrap your yoga strap or towel around your foot. Extend your right leg towards the sky and keep your shoulders on the floor. Then, straighten your left leg out in front of you and pull your extended right leg to the side with the yoga strap. Hold this position and count several breaths before moving onto the other side.

 

Savasana

Helping you relive the stress from your body, this pose rejuvenates your mind, body and spirit, helping you sleep better.

Lay flat on your back with the heels spread as wide as the yoga mat and the arms at the sides of the body, palms facing upward.

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