Sunday, September 18, 2016

Three Bedtime Yoga Poses

Written By: Denise Leduc

Despite the best intentions life gets busy, we get distracted and sometimes we just don't find (or make) the time to do the things we know we should. The best way to move forward is to start slow and start simple.

No matter how busy we are, we all have time at the end of the day to take a few minutes and do these three yoga poses. Lay your yoga mat out near your bed (or even do these poses right on your bed).

Child's Pose
This pose is excellent for stretching out the spine after a long day.

Starting on your hands and knees, touch your big toes together, then sit your hips back at your feet. Open your knees so they are hip width apart. Reach forward so your arms are straight, palms facing down. Bring your forehead to rest on the floor. Become conscious of your breathing as you slowly inhale and exhale. Stay in the post for 30 seconds.

Revolved Abdomen Pose
This pose will help decompress the spine and help you relax after a long day.

Lying flat on your back with legs outstretched, bend your knees drawing them in your chest. Wrap your arms around your knees giving yourself a little hug. Gently rock side to side. Let your knees fall to the right. Stretch your arms out to the side like wings, turn your head to the left.

Hold this post for 10 breaths.

Lying Cobbler
On your back with your arms and legs long and outstretched, bring your focus into your breathing. Eyes are closed, palms facing up. Bending your knees, you will bring the soles of your feet together.

This post is excellent for releasing tension that we often carry in our hips. Hold this post for 30 seconds or longer. Breath and relax.

Sweet Dreams :)

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