Yoga Poses To Improve Sleep

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If you are suffering from improper sleeps, nightmares or even insomnia, simply applying Yoga stretches for 10 minute before bed increases your chances for a healthier sleep and better dreams.  People who suffer from insomnia or  people who just want to feel good before going to bed have had wonderful results following certain yoga poses.

Sleep Benefits From Yoga:

  1.  One of the benefits that yoga provides us is the enhancement of our brain function.  Stretching before bed improves our cognitive function along with memory and focus.  This will not only help with tossing and turning during the middle of the night but help with dream recall.   Some Yoga postures increase blood circulation to the sleep center in the brain. This helps normalize the sleep cycle.
  2. Just focusing on breathing and stretching for only 10 minutes can work wonders on your stress level.  Going to bed when your mind is racing can be fairly common for highly stressed people.  Going to bed stressed out can disrupt your dream theme and sleeping patterns.  Yoga helps with blood                circulation that can bring your pressure down to a normal level.  Once you have a better sleep then you are less prone to a stressful day.
  3.  Yoga has been known to increase your mood instantly.  If you are suffering from a low mood or need to unwind before bed, yoga acts almost as a free dose of natural relief to your brain.  Yoga helps boost your serotonin levels which is an important neurotransmitter that is our ‘happy feeling’ chemical when it comes to balancing our moods.  This will help fight depression and nightmares that go along with it.  Having low serotonin levels can aggravate our moods causing sleep disturbances during different hours of the night with increased irritability and anxiety.
  4.  Yoga has been known as a natural pain relief.  Ones who suffer from certain types of muscle tension including joint pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, and arthritis can really benefit from 10 minutes of yoga before bed.  Yoga has also been known to create a higher tolerance for pain which in turn helps one sleep through the night better.
  5.   Controlled breathing helps people who suffer with sleep apnea.  If you are suffering from sleep apnea which is a common disorder causing  more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. This may happen up to 30 times or more an hour.  Sometimes this is accompanied with a loud snort or choking sound.
  6.  Releasing energy blocks.  If any of our 7 energy centers are blocked or not working fully can cause emotional and physically challenges.  Yoga can help raise your vibration and create a more positive energy for your mind body and soul.

Yoga Poses For Better Sleeps:

 

2. Upward Dog:

 

3.Hero Pose:

4. Child Pose

5. Forward Bend Pose:

Other Yoga Benefits:

Increased flexibility.
Increased muscle strength and tone.
Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
Weight reduction. Any size or age yoga can be practiced.
Cardio and circulatory health.
Improved athletic performance.
Protection from injury

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