Yoga for Better Sleep: 5 Restful Restorative Poses

By
Leah Sugerman, E-RYT 500, YACEP
yoga student practicing restorative yoga for better sleep.

Restorative Yoga is a magical practice that calms and soothes the body, the mind, the breath, and, especially, the nervous system. This nervous system soothing is what makes restorative yoga such a powerful practice for regulating your sleep patterns and encouraging deep, restful sleep. 

By stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, Restorative Yoga activates our “rest-and-digest” response, preparing us for a good night of sleep. It is the ideal practice to use just before bed to get our entire system into a state of calm relaxation.

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