Bed Time Yoga Poses

Reclining Twist Yoga

Having trouble getting your zzz’s?

Try these 5 simple yoga poses before bed to help you unwind and relax the body and mind. For some extra calming, diffuse lavender oil in the room or take a bath with lavender scented products. I love SheaMoisture’s Lavender & Wild Orchid bubble bath and body wash. A cup of chamomile tea and a cozy onesie won’t hurt either…

Hold each pose for atleast one minute and take slow deep breaths through your nose.

#1 Standing Forward Fold

Forward Fold YogaStand with feet hips width apart. Microbend your knees and contract your abdominals as you fold forward. Wrap your arms around your calves and let your head and neck completely relax.








#2 Child Pose

Child Pose YogaCome down on to all fours on your mat or towel and then relax your toes and sit back towards your heels. Stretch your arms out and relax your head and neck.





#3 Reclining Pigeon

Reclining Pigeon YogaLie down on your back and bring both knees into your chest. Cross the right leg over the left thigh and then send your right arm between the thighs. Interlace your fingers behind your left thigh or in front of your lift shin and softly pull the legs towards you. Relax your head and neck here. Repeat on the other side.






Reclining Twist

Reclining Twist YogaBring both knees into your chest and relax both arms out to the sides like the letter “T”. Allow both knees to drop to the left at belly button height and then hold. Repeat on the other side.





Legs Up the Wall

Legs up the wall yogaI’ve saved the best for last. This is the best pose for insomnia and calming the mind. Find an empty wall in your home. Sit your buttocks as close as you can to it and then place your legs up on the wall. Allow your arms to relax by your sides and hold.








Sweet dreams!

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