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7 Yoga Poses for Improved Sleep

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I personally love how yoga can invigorate me on one hand, but also help me distress and unwind after a mentally turbulent day. Obviously, yoga can do far more than strengthen and tone the body. Connecting body and mind, this series of yoga asanas (or poses) can shut out the hustle and bustle of the day and prepare your body and mind for a restful night of sleep…

 

1. Bound Angle Pose

This Bound Angle Pose has you lying on your back with your shoulders and back flat on the floor and your knees bent. The legs (or outer thighs) open in a V to lie flat on the floor. Your legs should resemble a diamond shape, with the soles of the feet pressed together.

This pose offers restorative value as it creates space, opening the chest, back, shoulders, and hips. You can use a bolster or block under the sacrum to create a slight backbend, and a strap to bind or wrap around the back of the pelvis, inner thighs, and feet to encourage greater openness.

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