Ease Into Sleep With These 5 Soothing Yoga Poses

By
Allison Schleck, E-RYT 500, RPYT

Good quality sleep is crucial for good health. With approaching deadlines, important meetings, exams on the horizon, and the regular hustle and bustle of life, sleep can disappear from the scene. Lacking adequate rest, we feel physically sluggish and mentally fatigued.

Study: For Insomnia Relief, Try Yoga, Not Pills

A study published in 2004’s Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback found that participants who practiced yoga experienced not only improved total sleep time, but sleep efficiency, resulting in increased total wake time. Participants also demonstrated improved sleep onset latency—falling asleep more quickly, and wake time after sleep onset—waking up earlier. Read more

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Pilot Study Indicates that Yoga Might Ease the Discomfort of Restless Legs Syndrome

A new study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary medicine indicates that the practice of yoga can benefit those suffering from restless legs syndrome. Read more
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Having Trouble Sleeping? You’re Not Alone

If you are tired and sleepy during the day, but still find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night, you suffer from insomnia. It may be of little comfort, but you can rest assured (no pun intended) that you’re not alone. Read more

New Insomnia Clinic Uses Yoga and Meditation to Relieve Insomnia

A Chicago hospital’s new insomnia program uses natural remedies for insomnia, including yoga therapy. Read more

Yoga Offers Relief for Insomnia in Post-Menopausal Women

According to a study published in the journal Menopause , practicing yoga asana before bed may not just offer effective therapy for insomnia, but can also reduce the severity of menopausal symptoms and increase overall quality of life. Read more

Does Insomnia Increase Risk of Cancer?

Missing out on sleep makes us feel lousy and it affects our life in many ways. But could lack of sleep due to either insomnia or simply a busy lifestyle even put you at greater risk for developing cancer? Read more

Do You Suffer From Sleep Deprivation?

There are many reasons people don’t get enough sleep. If you suspect that you suffer from sleep deprivation and have problems sleeping, try natural sleep aids, such as herbal insomnia remedies or even yoga postures for insomnia. Read more