Gentle Bedtime Yoga – 4 Yoga Poses for Better Sleep
If you have trouble sleeping, incorporating gentle bedtime yoga into your routine can help relax your body and calm your mind, promoting better sleep. Here are four gentle yoga poses that you can do in bed to help you sleep:
- Seated Forward Fold: Start by sitting on your bed with your legs extended in front of you. Inhale and reach your arms up overhead, then exhale and fold forward, reaching for your feet or ankles. Allow your head to relax and breathe deeply for several breaths.
- Butterfly Pose: Lie on your back and bring the soles of your feet together, allowing your knees to fall open to the sides. Place your hands on your belly and breathe deeply, feeling your belly rise and fall with each breath.
- Legs Up the Wall: Sit with your hips against the wall and your legs extended up the wall. Allow your arms to rest by your sides and breathe deeply, feeling the stretch in the backs of your legs and the relaxation in your hips.
- Child’s Pose: Start on your hands and knees, then sit back on your heels and stretch your arms forward. Allow your forehead to rest on the bed and breathe deeply, feeling the stretch in your spine and the relaxation in your hips.
As you move through these gentle yoga poses, focus on your breath and allow your body to relax. Remember to move slowly and mindfully, and never push yourself beyond your limits. With regular practice, these bedtime yoga poses can help you relax and unwind, promoting better sleep and overall well-being.