Yoga for Sleep: 4 Yoga Poses for a Good Night's Rest

Yoga for sleep sequence from Jessica Bellofatto via alignyo.
Let yoga help you sleep well at night.

If you have troubles winding down and going to bed at night, try these tips and this yoga for sleep sequence from Jessica Bellofatto.

Jessica says: "The practice of yoga can help improve sleep habits. There are certain postures that are conducive to quieting the mind, relaxing and releasing the nervous system, and promoting a deeper, more restful sleep. Try the following sequence about an hour or less before bedtime. In addition, heed the advice of sleep experts across the country": 

  • Go to bed and wake up at about the same time every day
  • Avoid caffeine after 12pm
  • Avoid eating late at night
  • Don’t consume alcohol close to bedtime
  • Create a soothing environment in your bedroom, earth tones, comfortable pillows, a slightly cooler temperature, and no technology in the bedroom!
  • Try chamomile tea, lavender oil, an eye pillow to block out light, and even a white noise machine or ear plugs if external noise is an issue. 

See the 4 yoga poses for better sleep here

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