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YOUTUBE: Yoga for Better Sleep

by Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Did you know the average human spends 1/3 of our lives sleeping? Besides food and water, sleep is most vital in keeping humans alive and healthy, but in our busy world today, it has been devalued. Living off of coffee and energy drinks is glamourized and good sleep is almost nonexistent. This, coupled with stress and anxiety at an all-time high, is a recipe for disaster when it comes to good sleep habits. The good news is that typically, better sleep is as simple as changing up a few lifestyle habits. This week our yoga sequence focuses on Yoga for Better Sleep!

Duration

This yoga for sleep sequence is approximately 15 minutes long and is best done before you plan to go to bed. Leave a gap of approximately 60-90 minutes between a meal and this practice.

Props

  • Yoga mat 
  • Comfortable clothing (pajamas)
  • Yoga block (suggested but not required)
  • Blankets (suggested but not required)

Skill Level

Yoga for sleep video is great for everyone whether you are brand new to yoga or have been doing it for many years.

Friendly Reminders

  • Silence your phone. The whole idea is to disconnect a few minutes. 
  • Grab your yoga mat and props if needed
  • Find a quiet space to set up. Preferably away from distractions and use the same spot each time for practice.
  • Best results if all other tasks are completed for you day

What’s Next?

Once you have completed the sequence, we encourage you to sit silently for a few moments. Do your best to not grab straight for your phone or jump up and begin rushing around again. This sequence is best to end your day with so keep that in mind when planning your day. 

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