How many times a week do you hop into bed, exhausted from a busy day, ready to close your eyes and fall fast asleep—but instead just toss and turn for hours?
If you're like many Americans, then the answer is most nights. And if the same is true for your kids, this can lead to some very cranky mornings. When you are sleep deprived, your stress levels skyrocket, making it more difficult to fall asleep the next night.
It's a known fact that having an established nighttime routine, such as turning off electronics an hour before bed, can help you fall asleep faster. Another way to combat insomnia is yoga.
Yoga is a natural stress fighter. It calms your breathing, lowers your blood pressure and heart rate, reduces tension in the body and clears the mind. Certain postures can ready your body for bed by calming and relaxing the mind and releasing tension.
Ready to begin? Hold each pose below gently for 10 to 15 breaths. Feel free to do these poses anywhere, even in bed