A large part of the world population has a problem falling asleep easily and quickly. They toss and turn for hours before they actually get a decent rest. Usually, people who suffer from insomnia feel tired throughout the next day, overuse sugar and coffee to remain awake, and may also become more prone to depression and weight gain.
HOW TO FALL ASLEEP EASIER?
We all know that there are pharmaceutical sleeping pills that people take when they cannot fall asleep. However, these pills have serious side effects so it’s better to leave them aside and find a safer way to get the needed amount of sleep.
One way is through specific yoga poses. Namely, numerous scientific studies have shown the amazing health benefits of practicing yoga. If you’re a beginner, hold the poses no more than 60 seconds. Later on, you can prolong the duration to 5 minutes and even longer. Let’s take a look at the positions now:
Balasana – Child’s Pose
This pose will help you relax the nervous system, back, shoulders, belly, and the mind. If your buttock doesn’t reach the heels, fold one blanket and tuck it under it. Stretch the arms out in front of you or leave them relaxed at the sides. Breathe deeply, especially into the back.
Supta Baddha Konasana — Bound Angle Reclining Pose
This pose is also known as the butterfly pose. You need to lie on the back, prop the knees, put the soles together, and let the knees fall gently away to the sides. Most people cannot lie flat in this pose. Therefore, put a rolled up blanket or a pillow under each knee. Breathe all the way in to the lower belly part.
Lie on the back, hold the knees with your arms, and start to rock gently from side to side. This pose will massage and stretch your lower back. The legs and feet need to be relaxed. Let the shoulders melt toward the ground and don’t put tension on them while holding the knees. Breathe deeply.
Supta Matsyendrasana – Reclining Spinal Twist
Lie on the back, prop the knees, and then let them fall over to the right side. Stabilize the legs by holding your left thigh with the right hand. In the same time, stretch the left arm out to the left side and slightly roll the head to the left. Relax the shoulders as much as possible and breathe deeply and then repeat the same, but on the other side.
Matsyasana – Fish Pose
Lie on the back with the arms on the ground at the sides. Slide the hands with the palms down under your buttock. While sliding them, pressure the lower arms into the ground while bending the elbows. This will gently lift your upper body upward and it will open up the chest. Hold the head up. If you feel discomfort in the throat and neck, let the head gently fall backward toward the ground. Take 10 deep breaths and then remove the hands from underneath the buttock.