5 Easy Yoga Poses for Insomnia to De-Stress Your Body And Help You Sleep
5 Supta Baddha Konasana, Recline Bound Angle Pose
Usually this asana or yoga pose for insomnia is performed without props but when performed with pillows or blankets it becomes one of the best restorative poses for relaxation and sleep. It is the ultimate position to rid your energy points or chakras of negative energy after a hard day’s work.
Place a small pillow or stack of blankets behind you. Now in a seated position recline backwards gently onto the props. Spread your knees at the sides, fold your legs and bring the soles of your feet together. Your arms should be extended at your sides with palms facing upwards. Gradually focus on your body and breathe slow controlled breaths. Hold the position for at least 30 minutes. During the asana you can even rotate your hips gently as an enhancement to the exercise.
Benefits of sputa Baddha Konasana: Restorative and rejuvenating. Increases abdominal blood circulation. Calms the nervous system. Do not perform the unsupported version of this exercise of you suffer from knee injury or knee pain. Those suffering from low back pain should avoid the exercise.