Yoga and Sleep

Yoga & Sleep

If you struggle get a good night's sleep, chances are that you may be aging faster than you should be, in addition to not feeling well and confused thinking. When we sleep, our body repairs on a cellular level and removes toxins. It is therefore necessary to get at least six to eight hours of sleep daily.
If you can't seem to sleep enough, yoga can help. Regular yoga practice is known to cure several ailments, including insomnia or abnormal sleeping habits. Yoga helps unwind stress at the end of the day and get better sleep at night.

Yoga Poses for Better Sleep
The following yoga stretches can help you to relax and enjoy a peaceful sleep.
1. Forward Bend
2. Cat Stretch
3. Child Pose
4. Butterfly Pose
5. Legs-up-the-wall Pose
The Tuck sleep foundation do some amazing research around the study of sleep and how mindfulness / yoga and breath practice can really help. For more information click on the link below. Happy slumber.
Tuck Sleep Foundation is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on NBC News, NPR, Lifehacker, and Radiolab and is referenced by many colleges/universities and sleep organizations across the web.

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