The scientists suggest using yoga poses as a great and effective natural treatment for insomnia. Recently, 7 best yoga poses were specified, which can be used by everyone in order to improve the sleep quality and substantially relieve the symptoms of various sleep disorders. Check out the previous information about the first 3 best yoga poses, and continue reading this article to learn about other 4.
Asana 4: Plow. Known also as Halasana, this pose involves laying down on the floor, bending the body and lifting the legs over the head as far as you can. It is an excellent pose to stretch the muscles of hips, spine and shoulders, and in yoga practice it is one of the best poses to reduce negative effects of stresses and improve sleep. Do not worry if your toes can not reach the floor: as you practice, you’ll see the progress very soon.
Asana 5: Shoulder Stand. This yoga pose is called Sarvangasana, and it has been used for many centuries by Indian yoga experts to rejuvenate and stimulate all vital body organs. This pose involves lying down on the back, bending the body from the shoulders and holding the legs in the air. It is one of truly best yoga poses for relaxation, stimulating the function of the thyroid gland, promoting blood circulation in the chest, upper back and shoulders, relieving tension in many body organs and removing anxiety and nervousness from you mind. Practice this pose to improve your sleep quality!
Asana 6: Seated Forward Bend. This Paschimottanasana exercise means nothing else but bending forward while sitting. By doing this exercise, you are receiving a great opportunity to stretch you calves, hamstrings, as well as your back and neck. All you need to do is just bend and go as forward as possible. This asana can assist you in focusing your attention, relieving any sort of nervous tension, and also relieve the symptoms of insomnia.
Asana 7: Supine Spinal Twist. This asana is one of the greatest exercises for spine stretching and relaxation. Known as Supta Matsyaendrasana, it involves simple and very gentle twist from the laying down position. At that, the upper part of the body should go to one side, and the lower part should go to another. You should use this asana very very carefully in case if you have any sort of spine problems or low back pains.
It is estimated that currently, over 60 million citizens of the United States suffer from chronic insomnia. This is a very common sleep problem linked to a chronic lack of sleep, inability to fall asleep at night, frequent waking up and prolonged periods of sleep deprivation. There is a great deal of various techniques and various sorts of treatment to insomnia, which include using special stress management and relaxation techniques, medications and herbal remedies, aromatherapy and other alternative treatments, undergoing special therapeutic programs and so on. Though such practice as yoga is usually not valued too high as an effective treatment for insomnia, there are theories and even books written on the effectiveness of this ancient therapeutic approach.
There are 7 most effective yoga poses that can give any of us a proper end-of-day relaxation and stress relieve. Check out these simple stretching exercises which can work great as an interesting alternative treatment for insomnia.
Asana 1: Forward Bent. This is one of the most common and basic poses which is widely practiced and included to most of individual yoga programs. Known also as Uttanasana, this forward bent pose involves hard bending over and trying to make your forehead go far to touch your keen. Though it obviously can be quite hard to achieve to many people, Forward Bent pose is a very relaxing one for the muscles of our legs, shoulders and our back.
Asana 2: Wide Legged Forward Bent. This is another very common yoga pose known also as Prasarita Padottanasana. It is very similar to the previous one, and the only difference is doing the same movement when your legs are spread several feet apart. It is enough to remain in this pose just for 20-30 seconds in order to bring a great relief to your spine and your brain. Also, Wide Legged Forward Bent is supposed to be one of the best and the most effective yoga poses for back leg and back muscle stretching.
Asana 3: Child’s Pose. This is one of the best yoga poses to rest and relax, and the main advantage of this pose is that it can be used by everyone, even those who are just the beginners in yoga. Known as Balasana, this pose involves kneeling on the floor and placing the buttocks on your heels, then separating the knees as wide as the hips. It is possible to leave your arms rest on the sides, or stretch them out in front of the body. Child’s Pose is recommended as a great technique to relieve anxiety, stresses and insomnia.
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