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Yoga Therapy for Sleep

Disclosure: Participate at your own risk, Lilac Lotus Yoga and all affiliates are not responsible for any personal injury. The information and suggestions in this article are not intended to be taken as medical advice. Always treat your body with kindness and consult your physician before beginning any new exercise routine.

Purpose: to improve both quality of sleep and the time taken to fall asleep

Remember: when doing these poses you should never feel pain, although you may feel some discomfort, mild discomfort is needed for growth

Frequency: 3-4 times a week for 15 minutes

Modifications: all of these poses can be done laying right in bed!

Additional Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep

  • No food after 8PM (or up until 3hrs before bed)

  • Do not do heavy exercise before bed

  • Limit screentime at least an hour before bed (especially action/video games)

  • Check your phone one final time & set your alarm, then put it out of reach when you get into bed

  • Try essential oils like lavender & peppermint to calm your senses

  • Try white noise like a fan or sound machine (maybe fall asleep to meditation)

  • If you can’t sleep try scanning your body from your toes to your head with your eyes closed (repeat until you fall asleep)