Practice Yoga to Sleep Better

Yoga to Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation says yoga can help you sleep better – especially if you suffer from insomnia. Practicing yoga on a daily basis can help you sleep longer, fall asleep faster, and return to sleep quicker if waking up in the middle of the night.

Here are a few poses that help to relax your mind and body:

  • Legs up the wall: Lie on the ground on your back and put the back of your legs up a wall (keep your legs straight), so your body is in an L-shaped pose. Relax into the position, hold it for at least 30 seconds and focus on your breathing.
  • Lying Butterfly: Lie on the ground on your back. Press the bottoms of your feet against each other and let your knees fall out to the sides. You can put a pillow under your knees if this feels too strenuous.
  • Corpse Pose: Lie on the ground on your back with legs straight, arms by sides, and palms facing up. Breathe slowly, focusing on your inhales and exhales.

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Does Your Pillow Make a Difference?

Did you know the position you sleep in determines what kind pillow you should use? Are you a back sleeper? Side sleeper? What about a stomach sleeper? The pillow you sleep with can change your spine alignment, leading to lower back pain and feeling less refreshed in the mornings. The linked article below has great recommendation for choosing the right pillow for you.

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How Sleep is Said Around the World:

  • Spavati – Coratian
  • Dormir – Spanish
  • Kulala – Swahili
  • SØvn – Danish
  • Sömn – Swedish
  • Suimin – Japanese
  • Tidur – Indonesian
  • Lala – Zulu
  • Schlafen – German
  • Codladh – Irish
  • Shuìjiào – Chinese
  • SpÁnok – Slovak
  • Hiamoe – Hawaiian
  • Uyku – Turkish
  • Dormire – Italian