The next time you toss and turn in your bed, simply grab your yoga mat. Researchers claim that this is the best way to beat insomnia, any aches and stress that keep you up at night.
If you want to learn hw to relax on command, then what you definitely must do is start practicing yoga, especially in those late sleepless hours of the night.
This is why today we are sharing with you one of the best yoga moves which will comfort you and calm your body. And remember, for best results, put your Pjs first, and then take your mat.
1. To combat insomnia, and calm down your thoughts, stand with the hands on your hips and your feet shoulder width apart, toes slightly looking in.
Take a book and place it on the floor right in front of you. While you breathe in deeply fold forward with your hands on the floor and your fingers spread.
Lengthen the spine so much that you rest the crown of your head on the book in order to maintain balance. Draw away the shoulders and hug the elbows in.
Breathe slowly and stand in this position for about five minutes. Note that if you suffer from high blood pressure or glaucoma, stick to the positions where you stand up straight.
2. To cure a headache, all you need to do is gently stretch out the muscles in your neck, all the while relaxing them, and this is how to do it.
Sit on the end of your mat with your right hip touching the wall. Lie down with a flat back and extend your legs on the wall.
Make sure your butt is touching the wall and your knees and legs are stuck together. Put your hands on your belly, take a deep breath and loosen up for about 3-10 minutes.
3. To get rid of the back pain, you need to stretch the ligaments and muscles down your spine. Here is how to do it – lay down on your mat, bend your knees and pull them to your chest, as close as you can.
Hold the knees with your left hand, and etend to the right, while extending your right arm in front of you. Stand in this position for about 10 breaths, go back and do the same thing on the opposite side.
4. To escape the madness of every day life, soothe the stress with this simple exercise – sit back on the heels while the insides of your feet and legs are touching.
Bow forward, with your torso on your thighs and forehead to the mat. Then, simply extend your arms in front of you with the palms facing down. Relax slowly into this pose and take deep breaths.
Stay in this position for about eight breaths, and sink a little deeper into it with every exhale.