Sometimes when we think about yoga, we think about rolling our mat out and getting all sweaty. Certainly yoga is so much more than a physical exercise, and it can be an amazing way to wind down and relax at the end of a busy day.
When bedtime rolls around, it’t tempting to get down in to bed with a cell phone, an iPad or a laptop and just scroll away. But we all know by now that it is not ideal for sleep. Your mind craves and needs proper relaxation, especially if you are one of those people who have a hard time falling asleep at night.
These four simple yoga poses is the perfect addition to your bedtime routine. You may choose to do them for however long you wish, but we suggest staying in each pose for at least 10 deep breaths. In that way your body will get a chance to fully relax and prepare for sleep.
So leave your phone in another room, and try out these simple yoga poses instead. They will help you unwind, relax your mind and prepare your body for sleep in a gentle yet efficient way.