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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Seated Forward Bend

Similar to its standing counterpart, the seated forward bend stretches the hamstring muscles, shoulders, and spine. For this pose, sit on your yoga mat or prop your tailbone up with a folded blanket and extend your legs and feet out in front of you. Slowly bend forward and bring your head to rest on or as close to your knees as possible. Shift each side of your butt muscles to help you perform this bend. Let your hands cup your feet or extend toward the tips of your toes as much as you can.

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