8-Minute Workout: Yoga for Better Sleep

Your day will be brighter and wonderful if you had a good night sleep.  We are to recommend an exercise that will even make you feel better.  You don’t have to go anywhere else but just stay in your bed and try this 8 minute yoga.

 

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Upside-Down Relaxation

Minutes: 0:00-2:00
  • Sit facing a wall (or your headboard) with your butt about 6 inches away from it.
  • Lie back and extend your legs up the wall.
  • If this is too intense a stretch for your hamstrings, slide your butt farther away from the wall.
  • If it’s not enough, scoot closer.
  • Let your arms rest by your sides, palms facing up, and breathe gently, feeling the stretch in the backs of your legs.

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Winding Down Twist

Minutes: 2:00-3:00
  • Sit cross-legged on the bed and exhale as you place your right hand on your left knee and left hand on the bed behind your tailbone.
  • Gently twist your torso to the left.
  • Allow your gaze to follow, looking over your left shoulder. Breathe deeply, then return to center and repeat on opposite side.

 

See more at http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/yoga/poses/yoga-routine-before-sleep/

{All image courtesy of http://www.fitnessmagazine.com}

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