Try these postures to beat your insomnia before bedtime.
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.
Locust or Grasshopper Pose
The locust or grasshopper pose strengthens your arms, legs, and rear while stretching your belly, shoulders, and thighs. Lie down on your stomach on the yoga mat or a folded blanket with your arms at your side and palms facing upward. On an exhale, lift your head, shoulders, and arms away from the mat and if you can, interlock your fingers and actively stretch your arms backward. Face forward or slightly upward and keep your neck long and relaxed.