Insomnia or sleeplessness is the most common punishment what this ultra-modern lifestyle has given us.
Insomnia or sleeplessness is the most common punishment what this ultra-modern lifestyle has given us. Most of us keep tossing and turning in bed till late in the night. This loss of sleep makes people gain weight and also eventually leads to health issues. Try these Yoga Asans, surely, you will feel sleepy after these yogas.
Reclining Bound Angle or Supta Baddha Konasana
This pose is said to relieve stress, mild depression, and menopause. Lie down comfortably on your back with your legs extended and your hands resting by your side. Now bend the knees to bring both the soles of your legs together. The edges of your feet should be resting on the ground. Stretch your hands outward in a relaxing position and breathe in and out. Stay in this position for a few seconds and then come back to the starting position.
Reclining Hero or Supta Virasana
Kneel down comfortably on the ground. Your upper body should be upright and your legs should be bent in such a way that your feet are positioned slightly outside of your upper thighs. Rest your hands on your knees and bring both the knees closer to each other so that the gap between your feet widen. Press the top of your feet on the floor with your hands and slowly move your upper body backward to lie down comfortably on the ground. Now, stretch your arms over your head so that your palms are facing the ceiling. Exhale and inhale while holding this position for a few seconds and then come back to normal. This pose stretches your shoulders, spine, abdominal muscles and is good for your thighs, lower leg, and feet.
Seated Forward Bend or Paschimottanasana
Sit down comfortably on the ground with your legs extended in front of you and your hands resting by your side. Stretch your hands out to the sides and then move them above your head with your tips pointing towards the ceiling. Inhale and draw your spine up long. When you exhale, bend forward to touch your toes with your hands. Your belly should be resting on your thighs and your nose should be between your knees. Stay in this position for a few seconds. This yoga pose stretches the muscles of your lower body part like hips, back, and hamstring.
Legs Up the Wall or Viparita Kara
Lie down on your back, close to the wall sideways. Rest your legs and feet on the wall and your head should be lying on the ground. Try to maintain a 90-degree angle and make sure your shoulder and hips are in line. Keep your hands lose by your side. Relax and practice deep breathing to calm your mind. After 5-10 minutes, fold your legs to your chest and roll to the side. This yoga pose soothes swollen cramp feet, legs and also increases circulation of blood in the body. It also provides a stretch to the hamstrings.
Corpse or Savasana
This yoga pose calms your mind and body. It also gives relief from stress. Lie down flat on the ground on your back. Stretch your spine with your tail bone tucked in. Let your arms rest by your sides, take a deep breath and relax. Try to relax everything from your toes to your fingertips. Stay in this position for 4-5 minutes. It will help to calm your mind and get some good slumber.