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Do This Relaxing Yoga Sequence in Bed, Then Drift Off to Sleep

Apr 23 2015 - 3:20pm

Yoga is a natural way to settle your mind and ease muscular tension, both of which inspire a more restful night's sleep. So leave your mat rolled up in your yoga bag and hop in bed instead! Follow this 11-pose sequence from start to finish, or pick and choose the poses your body needs.

Be sure to move pillows and bulky comforters out of the way so you have a flat, safe, and comfy surface to stretch on. Then in the morning when you open your eyes refreshed and full of energy, repeat this sequence before hopping out of bed to warm up your muscles and gently wake up your mind.

Happy Baby

This is the perfect pose that doesn't require a lot of effort, but will offer a wonderful stretch for your tight hips and lower back [1].

Reclining Straddle

This pose feels amazing if you have a tight lower back.

Reclining Big Toe

Reclining Big Toe pose will increase flexibility in your hamstrings as well as strengthen your core.

Half Wheel

This pose will increase flexibility in your spine and shoulders while also toning your thighs.

Knees to Chest

Reclining Spinal Twist

Spinal twists always feel amazing.

Butterfly

If your hips and lower back need some attention, you'll love Butterfly pose [2].

Pigeon

Pigeon pose [3] is essential for opening tight hips and hip flexors.

Sphinx

This pose feels great on your back, chest, and abs.

Bow

Bow pose increases flexibility in your spine [4], and offers a great stretch for tight shoulders.

Child's Pose

Practically the definition of relaxing, Child's Pose allows you to bring your awareness inward [5], and also releases tension in your lower back.


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