5 Yoga Poses to Help You Sleep Better

Having trouble falling asleep at night or improving your sleep quality? A few basic yoga exercises can help you relax before going to bed and have a good night’s sleep, so make sure to take a few minutes at the end of the day to do them.

Hero Pose

For the perfect start to your workout try Virasana, or the Hero pose. It’s a comfortable seated pose that’ll help you stretch your knees and ankles.

Cat and Cow Pose

These two exercises will help you relieve stress and lower back pain, while also increasing your flexibility. Just remember to connect your breath to movements.

Legs Up the Wall

Raise your legs up the wall to let your body relax and relieve the stress. This exercise doesn’t require much flexibility or strength, but it’s very effective.

Supine Spinal Twist

Spinal twists are amazing for strengthening the spine, improving circulation, and boosting your energy levels.

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Child’s Pose

This is also a basic yoga pose that’s great for stretching the hips, thighs, and ankles and for reducing stress and fatigue. End your evening workout routine with this pose because it’s everything you need before going to bed.