Yoga For Insomnia
Yoga will benefit your sleep in many ways. The quality of your sleep will improve because of the stimulatory effect yoga has on the nervous system, and in particular the brain. The practice of certain yoga postures will increase the blood circulation to the sleep center in the brain, which has the effect of normalizing the sleep cycle.
You will need less sleep because yoga increases the elimination of toxins from the body and rejuvenates the entire body right down to cellular level. The practice of breathing allows for more oxygen in the body providing clarity in the mind.
It has been claimed that on average, for every minute you put into yoga you will need one minute less sleep. This makes yoga an excellent time investment.
Yoga will help you fall asleep sooner and improve the quality of your sleep so that you need less. You will have a more restful sleep because of the relaxing aspect of yoga and the subsequent relieving of stress, tension and fatigue.
You will wake up every morning ready to go instead of wishing you could stay in bed.
There are many things you can do to ensure
you can get a good night’s rest.
Make sure that you take some kind of physical activity during the day, so the body is naturally ready to rest. Yoga is perfect for this
Do not take your worries to bed with you. Live your days well and make decisions that will cause you no sleepless nights. When you do things right during the day why would you have any worries at all!
Avoid stimulating drinks containing caffeine before bedtime and avoid alcohol – this is mistakenly believed to be a relaxant but can actually fuel sleep problems. Not to mention destroying your body
Make sure you eat your last meal at least three hours before bedtime, but having a small snack of carbohydrate just before bed aids restful sleep.
Learn a relaxation technique, and either do it sometime during the evening, or just before bed, to wind down. Breathing techniques are perfect.
Having a warm bath with lavender will also help.
Remember your bedroom is for sleep, and keep it free from clutter and mess.
Keep the temperature below 24 degrees and have some fresh air circulating.
If you follow these recommendations you should have no problem getting a good night’s sleep.