Numerous people face sleeping difficulties every night, and the chronic lack of proper rest and sleep leads to fatigue, overuse of coffee and sugar with the goal to remain fresh and energetic longer, weight gain, and depression.
These yoga poses will help you easily fall asleep and get the needed rest. If you are a beginner, start with a minute, and gradually increase the time to 5 minutes.
While lying on the back, hold your knees together, and move gently from side to side. The legs and feet should relax, and the shoulders should remain flat on the ground.
Make sure you do not apply too much pressure on the knees. Breathe deeply and hold.
Matsyasana – Fish Pose
Remain on the floor lying, and the arms should be on the sides. Face the palms downwards, and place them near the buttocks. Press the lower arms into the ground and bend the elbows.
You should actually lift the upper body gently upward and open the chest. Hold the head up, or gently let it fall back toward the ground. Breathe deeply 5-10 times, remove the hands from underneath, lie flat, and release.
Balasana – Child’s Pose
Avoid this pose if you suffer from knee issues. Otherwise, it will relax the back, shoulders, nervous system, belly, and mind.
Keep the legs together and the buttocks backward, and if you want, you can put a blanket underneath and relax. Stretch the arms in front of you or at the sides, and breathe deeply.
Supta Matsyendrasana – Reclining Spinal Twist
While lying on the back, prop the knees upward, and then let them fall over to the right side. Hold the left thigh with the right hand and stretch the left arm out to the left. Also, gently roll your head to the left. Breathe deeply and repeat on the other side.
Supta Baddha Konasana — Bound Angle Reclining Pose
This pose is also known as the butterfly pose. While lying on the back, prop up the knees, bring the soles of your feet together and let the knees fall away to the sides.
For an additional support, put a stack of books or a rolled up blanket or pillow under the knees, and relax. Breathe deeply and slowly.