Treating sleep issues with yoga:
The brain is a busy organ, sometimes especially before you go to sleep. We all have experienced it: we are stressed or overworked and at the end of the day, the only thing you see is your bed but…your mind refuses to shut off. Instead, it's on a loop of everything that happened that day and everything that you will have to do tomorrow.
Yoga might be your fix. Yoga stimulates the nervous system and increases blood circulation to the brain, specifically the part of the brain that is responsible for inducing sleep. This helps reduce insomnia and promote more regular sleep. Yoga is also useful for detoxifying your mind and body. The increased oxygen intake during yoga also aids in revascularization and regeneration of body cells. According to research,
“For every minute you spend in yoga, your sleep requirement reduces by one minute.”
According to another study conducted in the USA,
“55% of people who performed yoga had better sleep and 85% of people performing yoga experienced stress reduction.”
Here are a few yoga tips and poses that promote sound sleep:
Any one of these poses, with the slow ocean breathing, will relax your body, release tension, and calm your mind. Focus on inhaling your breath into every cell of your body, and exhaling out any bad energy or stress. Try one or more before bed tonight, and experience better sleep.
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