Our busy modern lifestyle demands constant attention from us. We wake up to our phones, watch the news with our morning coffee, and check our email every few minutes. We’re constantly engaged outward. Is it any wonder that when the lights turn off, our brain turns on a barrage of thoughts that can rob us of sleep?
To combat the bedtime ‘monkey mind’ state that keeps you awake, incorporate this yoga sequence into your nightly routine. Yoga postures (asanas) are designed to bring the mind, body, and breath in alignment. By practicing yoga regularly, you’ll start to feel a greater sense of spaciousness in your life, both physically and mentally.
These eight poses combined with deep breathing will help release tension in your body, lower your stress levels and calm your mind. Give yourself 15-20 minutes for this sequence and notice how your body feels in each pose.
Always listen to your body, especially if the poses are new for you, and remember to visit your GP for a check-up before starting any new exercise program. All poses can be done on your mat or in bed – your choice. Sweet dreams!