Yoga and Sleep

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Some say that yoga can help to improve sleep, and depression and anxiety share a deep and difficult connection.

For me, with yoga I boost relaxation and I beat insomnia by soothing my mind and body before bedtime. If you can’t seem to sleep enough, yoga can help. Regular yoga practice is known to cure several ailments, including insomnia or abnormal sleeping habits.

Yoga is a spiritual, mental, and physical practice that’s been around for centuries. I believe that yoga is for your mental and physical health. It connects you to your breath, the connection calms the mind as it redirects the point of focus, yoga practice opens the cardiovascular system and so it delivers nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body. Your body’s circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body and mind. Yoga opens it up throughout which assists with accessing the better sleeping pattern.

How?

I would ease into a restful night with a quiet yoga practice focused on deep breathing to calm my mind and release physical tension. The combination of breath and movement activates parasympathetic nervous system, which helps counteract stress. Many of the versions of the poses encourage relaxation around the eyes and additional smoothing of the nervous system.

Many people are suffering from sleep problems. If you are someone who has trouble sleeping, scientists recommend trying yoga.The great thing about yoga is there are very few limitations to start, and various ways to gain benefits.

It’s a good idea to work with an instructor if you’re just starting out. They work wonders on keeping you in the moment and stopping you from being so hard on yourself.

Love & graditude

Kiki @kikigyoga