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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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.

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Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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