TOP 4 YOGA POSES TO DO WHEN YOU CAN’T SLEEP

Sleeping is quite good, but not all of us could get enough of it. The reason here is our residual stress and worry from the day or the anxiety of what to come tomorrow can keep us awake without warning us. And in the next day, we tend to be less productive and feeling more annoyed, or even stressed out than yesterday.

Our best recommendation for you is to include these 4 yoga poses when you can’t sleep and do it from the bed. They’re mainly designed to drop down our tension in both lower back and hips. Once focusing on firm, it’ll be all about getting your body to a point that feels the most comfortable to you.

SEATED
MEDITATION

(Sukhasana)

Targets your inner thigh muscles and quads

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HOW TO DO:

  1. Sit with a straight back and legs out in front of you
  2. Flex knees inward and put each of your feet underneath the other knee
  3. Sit tall to make length in torso, putting hands on knees with palms facing down
  4. Shut down your eyes and inhale into your belly

PIGEON

(Kapotasana)

Stretches your hip flexors and hip rotators

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HOW TO DO:

  1. Begin with a tabletop pose, putting hands and knees flat on bed, hips-width apart
  2. Take the right knee between hands and inch the right foot much closer to the left hand
  3. Spread your left leg behind you so that the left knee with foot can touch the bed
  4. Square hips and raise up through the upper body to lengthen and stretch out

LYING DOWN TWIST

(Natrajasana)

Stretches the spine and relax muscles of your back

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HOW TO DO:

  1. Lie on back with arms spread outward. Bend knees and take feet to hips
  2. Twist your legs and hips to your right side so that your right knee could touch the bed
  3. Put your right hand gently on the left knee to stretch and then open up the left side
  4. Repeat on the opposite side

SEATED SIDE STRETCH

(Parsva Sukhasana)

Stretches the sides of your waist

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HOW TO DO:

  1. Expand all legs in front of you and keep it as wide as possible
  2. Fold the right leg at knee, and bring foot toward the groin
  3. Bring the left arm to nearly the bed so that it becomes parallel to your left leg, with palm facing up
  4. Reach up with the right arm to open up your right side of the body
  5. Repeat on the left side

 

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