Thursday, February 9, 2012

Better Sleep With Yoga

A few Night Yoga positions for a better sleep.

  • Sit facing a wall (or your headboard) with your buttabout 6 inches away from it.
  • Lie back and extend your legs up the wall.
  • If this is too intense a stretch for your hamstrings, slide your butt farther away from the wall.
  • If it's not enough, scoot closer.
  • Let your arms rest by your sides, palms facing up, and breathe gently, feeling the stretch in the backs of your legs.

Winding Down Twist

Minutes: 2:00-3:00
  • Sit cross-legged on the bed and exhale as you place your right hand on your left knee and left hand on the bed behind your tailbone.
  • Gently twist your torso to the left.
  • Allow your gaze to follow, looking over your leftshoulder. Breathe deeply, then return to center and repeat on opposite side.

Nighttime Goddess Stretch

Minutes: 3:00-5:00
Lie on your back with knees bent.
Place the soles of your feet together, then let your knees fall open, forming a diamond shape with yourlegs.
Rest your arms on the bed.
If you feel any strain, elevate your legs by placing a pillow underneath each knee.


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