8 Yoga Poses to Help you Sleep

Doing certain yoga poses is a great way to help you unwind before going to sleep at night. 

1) Child's Pose - place a block under your forehead for added support. Gently stretches the hips, thighs and ankles. Calms the brain and relieves stress and fatigue. 

2) Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) - place a block under your forehead for support. This pose stretches the back of your body - especially the hamstrings.

3) Triangle (Trikonasana) - Doing this pose against the wall will help support and allow you to hold the pose longer. This pose creates blood flow and space in the spine. 

4) Wide-Legged Forward Fold - Place head on block for added support. This pose calms the body and nervous system. It can also relieve tension headaches and backaches. 

5) Low-Lunge - opens the front body. 

6) Supine Bound Ankle Pose - opens upper back, chest and shoulders. 

7) Legs up the Wall Pose - tones and settles the nervous system while reducing gravitational pressure on the heart and the legs

8) Savasana - encourages the relaxation response, which is characterized by quieter, deeper breathing; increased cellular oxygen consumption

We look forward to seeing you on your mat! Heat Yoga Studios


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