Many individuals face problems in falling asleep. Insomnia is one of the most common causes of sleep disorder. Regularly practicing yoga for sleep helps to achieve good sleep and improves overall quality of life (1).
Yoga is a combination of various asanas (poses), breathing, and meditative exercises, which helps to form a perfect union between the mind and the body.
Yoga for sleep helps to improve the strength of the breathing/respiratory muscles allowing a better oxygen saturation and induces a better, less disturbed sleep. It helps to enhance the mood and reduces stress levels (1).
One may not be able to get adequate sleep due to many reasons. It could be due to some chronic health issues or related to stress or anxiety. Adequate sleep is an essential requirement for the proper functioning of the human body.
By practicing various asanas and breathing techniques, one can relax their mind. Yoga for sleep works on achieving balanced feelings and higher energy levels.
It has a good effect on the brain and works on both the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. It causes an increase in the level of a brain chemical called GABA. The chemical has a very calming effect and helps to get relieved from stress, fear, and anxiety.
Performing regular yoga for sleep has shown that by performing various exercises, there are changes in different hormone levels (melatonin, growth hormone receptor, prolactin, and prostaglandins), which facilitate good sleep quality.
Yoga for sleep has shown to decrease levels of cortisol levels also, which helps by reducing stress and aids in getting a sounder sleep.
• A right combination of stretching and regulating your breathing helps to achieve a nirvana state. It relaxes your mind and body.
• Improves and induces a better quality of sleep.
• Reduces stress, depression, or anxiety.
• It helps to calm down the mind.
• Helps to get relive from muscular and joint-related pain.
• It helps improve breathing and oxygen saturation levels. It may help in getting rid of snoring.
• Avoid performing kriyas like Bhastrika pranayama and Sudarshan in late evenings as they pump you with loads of energy and prevent you from sleeping.
• Try listening to soothing music.
• Avoid using cellphones while in bed.
• Lit a candle or essential oil lamp to calm yourself.
• Train in Nidra Yoga and meditation, they will help in relaxing you and achieving better sleep.
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