These Yoga Poses Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight!

HEALTH  |  December 09, 2016
  • 1. Seated
    1 / 4 1. Seated

    Works hips, back and abs

    In cross-legged sitting position, rest back of hands on knees, palms facing up [shown]. Sit tall and relax shoulders. Take deep breaths. Hold for two minutes.

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  • 2. Reclining Butterfly
    2 / 4 2. Reclining Butterfly

    Works hips and inner thighs

    Lie face up and bring knees to chest. Keeping pelvis neutral, use hands to push thighs outwards until you feel a stretch in inner thighs. Rest arms alongside body, palms facing up [shown]. Hold for two minutes.

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  • 3. Supine Twist
    3 / 4 3. Supine Twist

    Works neck, back and legs

    Lie face up and bring knees to chest. Use right hand to push both knees towards right side of mat, without lifting shoulders. Extend left hand and gaze to the left [shown]. Hold for a minute; switch sides.

    (Also read: 8 Yoga Poses to Reduce Stress & Anxiety)

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  • 4. Corpse
    4 / 4 4. Corpse

    Lie face up, legs apart. Rest arms alongside body, palms facing up. Close eyes, relax muscles and let whole body sink into mat [shown]. Breathe normally. Stay for five minutes (if you aren’t asleep by now!).

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