5 Easy Yoga Poses for Insomnia to De-Stress Your Body And Help You Sleep
4 Uttanasana, Intense Forward Bend
An easy enough yoga pose for insomnia to relax your body and mind. Stand with your feet together and slowly bend forward hinging at the hips. Your head should move forward as low as your body will allow. Your knees should have a slight bend as there is no need to keep it straight. Place your palms at the side of the legs on the ground. Alternately if you aren’t flexible enough to place your palms on the ground fold and hold your elbows. Breathe 10-15 times while holding the pose. Release your elbows and resume your standing position.
Benefits of uttanasana: Relives tension in the body as well as hamstrings and calves. Improves postures and reduces fat. Soothes the central nervous system. Calms the mind and rebalances the senses. Avoid the pose if you suffer from head, leg or shoulder injury, stiff hips and chronic back pain.