Yoga Poses to Aid Falling Asleep

If you are having difficulties falling asleep at night, practising a few yoga postures as demonstrated in this video can help you relax and unwind.

My personal favourite is the last pose – legs-up-the-wall. Practising this will gently increase the blood circulation towards the upper body and head, which can create a nice balance if you have been standing or sitting for a long time. It is also beneficial if you are stressed, fatigued, or jet-lagged.

Precautions : Avoid legs-up-the-wall pose if you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), glaucoma or hernia.

 

~Namaste~

 

 

References:

1. Do Less, Relax More:Legs-Up-The-Wall – http://www.yogajournal.com/article/beginners/legs-up-the-wall-pose/

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8 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

USEFUL TIPS ON HOW TO ENSURE YOU GET THAT MUCH NEEDED RESTFUL SLEEP

1. Eliminate Light Sources

Your body has a very natural reaction to light, which signals the brain to be awake. No wonder it’s much easier to wake up on a bright and sunny morning as opposed to a dark and gloomy one.

The same principle applies at bedtime. If you want to ensure a better sleep, try to avoid exposure to iPhones, iPods, laptops, computers, TV and any other electronics at least an hour or so before going to bed. The glowing light from such devices can delay the release of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin. The darker your room, the better! Continue reading