3 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Falling Asleep

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Yoga offers an abundance of benefits for both the body and the mind. One of the most practical advantages to a regular yoga practice is that it may help you fall asleep more easily at night.

Studies have shown that those who suffer from insomnia may find relief through yoga—people have reported that they are able to fall asleep quicker, and achieve a deep level of slumber, after integrating a daily practice into their lives.

Some yoga poses are better for sleep than others. Today, we’re sharing a few of the best yoga poses to help you all asleep. Try practicing these gentle poses before bed this weekend, and you may find yourself drifting off to dreamland quicker than you usually do.

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Forward Fold

  1. Start in Mountain Pose (standing upright) with your hands on your hips.

  2. Bend forward at your hips while exhaling. Bend your knees as much as you need.

  3. Grab opposite elbows and hang, allowing your neck to lengthen. Alternatively, place your palms in front of your feet on your mat. Hold for a few breaths.

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Child’s Pose

  1. To start, get on your hands and knees on your mat.

  2. Touch your two big toes together while spreading your knees apart.

  3. On an inhale, sit upright and lengthen your spine.

  4. On an exhale, begin to bow forward. Your torso should drape between your thighs, and your forehead will come to the floor.

  5. Extend your arms in front or behind your body with your palms each other or facing upward. Hold for as many breaths you desire.

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Corpse Pose

  1. Lie down on your back. Your legs should be straight, and your arms should be at your sides.

  2. Face your palms either up or down, whichever way feels best to you.

  3. Close your eyes, relax your entire body, and focus on your natural breath.