Apr 17, 2024, 02:50 AM IST

8 Yoga Poses to Improve Sleep

Emily Horn

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1. Balasana (Child’s Pose) 

This gentle forward fold is soothing for the nervous system. It helps relieve tension in the back, shoulders, and chest, which is ideal for winding down before bedtime.

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2. Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall Pose) 

By elevating your legs up against a wall, this pose allows for relaxation of the abdominal muscles and a mild inversion without strain, helping to calm the nervous system.

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3. Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose) 

This pose helps open up the hips and groin, areas where stress and tension often accumulate. It's very soothing for the mind and can help prepare the body for sleep.

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4. Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Spinal Twist) 

This twisting pose helps to release tension in the spine and promotes relaxation. It can also aid digestion, which often improves sleep.

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5. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend) 

Although more active, this forward fold helps calm the brain and relieve stress, which can be beneficial before sleeping.

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6. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose) 

A gentle inversion that helps reduce anxiety, fatigue, and insomnia. It also stretches the chest, neck, and spine. 

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7. Savasana (Corpse Pose) 

Essential for ending any yoga practice, this pose allows for total relaxation and release, giving the body an opportunity to assimilate the benefits of your yoga practice.

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8. Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose) 

This pose is excellent for releasing tension in the lower back and hips, areas that can hold stress and affect sleep quality.

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