7 Soothing Yoga Poses for Sleep

Author:
Publish date:
7 Soothing Yoga Poses for Sleep

When you're having trouble snoozing, you've got two options: one, keep tossing and turning (barf); or two, encourage yourself to sleep better with a round of soothing yoga poses for sleep. They're the perfect way to calm your nerves, combat restlessness, and release any lingering tension.

Ready to sleep better? Like, way better? I thought so. Give the below yoga poses for sleep a spin to get your zen on, holding each one for five breaths:

1. Standing forward fold

Stand with your feet about six inches apart and fold your torso toward the ground. Bring your head as close to your knees as possible and reach your hands down until they're touching the ground. [ like this ]

2. Child pose

Sit down on your knees, making sure your big toes are touching and your knees are apart, almost as if your lower body's forming a V. Move your chest and forehead to the floor and stretch your arms out in front of you. [ like this ]

3. Seated head-to-knee pose

Starting in easy pose, extend your right leg straight out in front of you and place the bottom of your left foot against your right thigh. Inhale your arms up and lean forward on your exhale, interlacing your fingers around your right foot and placing your head against your knee (bend your knee if it's more comfortable). [ like this ]

4. Legs up the wall pose

Sit down with one hip close to the wall. Lie on your back, pivoting your buttocks so it's against the wall and swing your legs upward. If your hamstrings are tight, don't feel guilty if you have to bend your knees a bit. [ like this ]

5. Lying down spinal twist

Lie down on your back and move your arms out to the sides so your body forms a T. Lift your legs and bend your knees until your thighs are against your chest. Turn your head to the right, letting your knees fall to your left. Use your core to lift your legs back to center, and repeat on the opposite side. [ like this ]

6. Knee hug pose

Hug your knees into your chest and gently roll from side to side. [ like this ]

7. Corpse pose

This is the only yoga pose I'm really good at: Lay on your back with your arms at your sides. Breathe deeply and consciously relax your body from H2T. [ like this ]

What tricks do you use to sleep better?

Related on Organic Authority

Sleep Better: Create a Healthy Organic Bedroom

Sleepers Unite: 7 Habits of the Very Well Rested

Sleep Like a Baby: 10 Tricks For a Better Snooze

Image: allspice1

Related Stories