Name a thing yoga can’t help you with? Yoga is that exercise that doesn’t only help you with the improvement of the outer body but it also works on making your mind and soul better. And one common problem that this generation is facing a lot is the problem of proper sleep or insomnia in other words. And yoga is capable of treating insomnia and making you so much better with sleep. Just go ahead and include these relaxing yoga asanas in your yoga list. They are easy to do and also they are genuinely beneficial.
- Savasana – Corpse Pose
Starting with the pose that is directly related with sleep and you can make it out with the position itself. This should be the end yoga asana every day after doing all the yoga asanas. In this one the body relaxes with relaxing the mind and relieving tension.
Process – Simply lie down in the supine position and close your eyes. Relax and chill completely without any thoughts going on in your mind. Lie down lifeless with your entire body being loose. Do it for some time and end your tough yoga asanas with this one.
- Balasana – Child’s Pose
Another relaxing pose that is somewhat about imitating the child in the womb! It helps in giving a deep back relaxing stretch and calms the nervous system. The positive endorphins released from this pose makes insomnia reduce to a greater extent.
Process – Sit on your knees with resting the palms on the ground. Bend your body extremely low and forward so that your forehead touches the ground. Stay in that position for as long as you can and that would make you relaxed. Breathe normally all these while. Slowly lift your head and come back to the sitting position on the knees itself. Repeat it for sometime.
- Uttanasana – Standing Forward Pose
This yoga asana is a very helpful asana that can cure a lot of issues we are dealing with and is quite easy to do as well. For sleep it is better because it calms down the nervous system while relaxing the neck and the back muscles. The blood circulation becomes better that directly treats insomnia.
Stand straight with your hands hanging beside your torso, slightly bend your knees keeping your hips out, touch the feet with your hands completely. Do not force yourself so much in the first go because you will improve with time.
- Baddha Konasana – Butterfly Pose
A lot of people face enough of the fatigue issues because of long working hours, sitting in front of the computer screens for longer, and also because of stress. And this yoga asana helps in reducing fatigue and because of this sleep tends to come better.
Process – Sit down in the ground and fold your legs making sure that both the feet touch each other as shown in picture. Hold your feet with your hand and keep moving the legs just up and down like a butterfly in the same position. Inhale and exhale throughout.
- Marjariasana – Cow Pose
Other than helping with insomnia this also helps in fighting digestion. And for a lot of people digestion, acidity, and unhealthy food habits can lead to improper sleep which can be dealt with the cow pose.
Process – Sit down on the ground on all your four limbs like a cow or a cat just like in the picture. Your arms should be exactly under your shoulders and not stretched out. Your knees should be under your hips. Push your chest downwards while taking a deep breath. Your tailbone should be upwards and belly downwards. Now, exhale and round your spine, tilt your head towards the floor and draw your pubic bone forward. Repeat it for 5 times in the start.
You can now get a way to get over from using your phone at night and instead have a tight sleep just like a baby. Admit it, no matter what, waking up after having a fabulous sleep is the best feeling ever. Revive your old school sleep by reducing stress by doing these yoga asanas.