Yoga is a great way to calm the mind and body, so why not make it part of your bedtime routine? Bedtime yoga has shown to calm the mind and relieve tension and stress in the body. To create a calming bedtime yoga routine, throw on your coziest pajamas, light your favorite candle and get ready for a bedtime treat.
Here are my 6 favorite yoga poses you could easily do too in the comfort of your own bed:
1. Easy Pose
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Start by sitting comfortably on your bed;
Cross your shins and widen your knees;
Lengthen your spine;
Make sure you keep your shoulders pressed down towards the bed;
Place your hands on your knees;
Hold this position for 3 deep breaths, in and out.
2. Lying Butterfly Pose
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From the easy pose, re-position your feet so the heels are touching;
Align your spine;
Keep your back lengthened;
Slightly lay on your back for an extra stretch;
Hold this position for 5 deep breaths.
3. Seated forward bend
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Slowly extend your legs out in front of you;
Keep your back straight and your torso firm;
Start reaching your hands forward;
While exhaling, extend towards your feet;
Hold this pose for about 10 breaths.
4. Pigeon Pose
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Position yourself on your hands and knees;
Bend one knee and bring it forward towards your chest;
Place your knee on the bed;
Put your hands on either side of your leg;
Square off your hips and stretch forward;
Take it slow and hold this position for about 5 breaths.
5. Knees to chest
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Start by rolling over onto your back;
Bring your legs up;
Draw both knees to your chest;
Clasp your arms around your legs;
Make sure you keep your back flat to the bed;
Gently rock side to side.
6. Corpse Pose
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Slowly lower your leg, flat on to the bed;
Rest your arms and legs out loosely;
Extend your legs through the heels;
Place your hands by your side with the palms facing up;
Close your eyes and continue breathing, holding into this pose for as long as you like.
Or should I say, until you fall asleep? Oh, you’re already there! Have an amazing, resting sleep!