9 Yoga Moves That Will Help You Sleep Better

Try these postures to beat your insomnia before bedtime.

9 Yoga Moves That Will Help You Sleep Better

Many yoga poses can alleviate stress and tension and calm the mind and body, helping you fall and stay asleep through the night. Next time you’re tossing and turning, roll out your yoga mat and practice these moves to get the restorative rest you deserve. If you have any injuries, conditions, or concerns, consult your physician or healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program.

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Downward Facing Dog

Another calming move, the downward facing dog lets you strengthen your arms and legs, lengthen your spine, and stretch deeply. To do this move, lie on your stomach, place your hands against the mat and push your body upward so you are resting on your hands and knees and your spine is parallel to the mat. Curl your toes inward against the mat, draw your knees and hips back, and lift your body upward without removing your hands from the mat. Your body should look like an upside-down v shape. Keep your heels downward and shoulders and feet hip-width apart and spread your fingers. Hold this pose for a minute and then release the knees downward to come back down to the yoga mat.

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