Yoga is a form of meditative movement that focuses on breathing and different postures. A popular form of exercise, yoga is proven to have positive effects on health–both mental and physical. Practicing yoga before bedtime, and in general, is an excellent way to relieve stress, release tight muscles, stretch, and perhaps most importantly, help you sleep. A CDC survey of yoga practitioners found that 55% reported improved sleep and 85% reported decreased stress.
The visual below outlines 12 different and useful yoga poses that are scientifically proven to help you feel more relaxed and get a better night’s sleep.
Remember to consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program. If you have any physical limitations or injuries, there are numerous modifications for yoga poses. Interested in practicing yoga for sleep and relaxation but aren’t sure where to start? Read on to learn what yoga poses are the best for sleep and how to do them.
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