6 soothing yoga poses to help you sleep (2/7)

Boost relaxation and beat insomnia by soothing your mind and body before bed. Here are six easy yoga poses to get you there

1. Janu Sirsasana (head-to-knee pose)

1. Janu Sirsasana (head-to-knee pose)

• Sit on the floor without slouching, legs extended straight in front of you and knees bent if necessary to keep the spine from rounding.
• Bend the right knee and open the hip, bringing the sole of the right foot into the inner left thigh and the right knee toward the ground. If it doesn’t reach, support the right knee with a cushion.
• Inhale and lengthen the spine.
• Exhale as you bend forward from the hips over the left leg, keeping the spine and neck long, and place the hands on either side of the left leg. Gaze at the big toe of the left foot as you focus on the breath moving in and out.
• Repeat on the other side.

Make it easier: Those with tight hamstrings will find all forward bends easier with a folded blanket or cushion under the sitting bones.

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