Do you ever have a hard time falling asleep? If your answer is yes, then you are not the only one, as believe it or not, a large number of people all over the world lay in their beds at night tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep.
This type of problem falling and staying asleep can happen as a result of a few things, and usually those things are overusing sugar and coffee to stay awake, so much that it is depriving you of energy, and making you gain weight.
And since millions of people are going through this issue every single day all over the world, we decided to step in and lend a helping hand to everyone who needs it. Believe it or not, the answer this time doesn’t lie in a diet or a remedy, but in fact, a few easy and simple, yet miraculous yoga poses.
Keep in mind that the first time you do these poses, you don’t have to push yourself hard to stay in them for too long, 1 minute is enough.
- Balasana (Child’s Pose)
If you are someone who has knee problems, we suggest you skip this one. If not, this pose will help relax your back, shoulders, mind and nervous system. Just fold a blanket a few times over and place it under your bum so you can sit comfortably. Stretch out your arms in front of you or let them fall and relax at your sides. Set a one-minute alarm to know when to come out of this pose.
- Supta Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Reclining Pose)
Lie on your back, prop up your knees and place your soles together. Gently let your knees fall away to the sides. Since most people can’t lie flat in this pose, feel free to put pillows or rolled up blankets under each knee.
- Supta Matsyendrasana (Reclining Spinal Twist)
While lying on your back, take your knees and prop them up before letting them both fall over to the right side. Stabilize your legs by holding your left thigh with your right hand, but at the same time stretch your left arm to the left and gently roll your head to the left. Repeat towards the other side.
- Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
Again, lie on your back with your arms at your sides on the ground. Then, slide your hands (palms down) under your rear end. As you are sliding them, start pressing the entire lower arms part into the ground, while bending your elbows. You should lift your upper body gently upwards and open your chest. Hold your head up, but if your neck and throat are uncomfortable, gently let your head fall backward toward the ground. Take five to ten deep breathes before exiting this pose.
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