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If you have trouble getting some shut-eye at night, you need to do these poses.

Sleep is one of the most important things your body needs in order to function properly. Studies show that spending just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night results in changes to more than 700 genes. Not to mention the visible effects of sleep deprivation like dark circles under the eyes, paler skin, etc. and the effect it has on your mood and emotions. Skimping on sleep can seriously damage your body, significantly increasing your risk of mortality.

Fortunately, yoga can help you get the sleep you need if you’re having trouble falling asleep at night. The next time you’re tossing and turning in bed, try the following five simple poses to calm you down and prepare your body and mind for a restful night’s sleep.

By Mireya Semelas

 

Standing Forward Fold

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Forward bends are instant calmers for our nervous system. Uttanasana can be performed anywhere and there are no additional props required.

 

Bound Angle Pose

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This simple seated position stretches inner thighs, groin and knees, helping release any tension and fatigue from long hours of sitting on a chair, standing or walking. 

 

Child’s Pose

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Balasana is heavily used during yoga classes as it helps to calm the mind as well as release the tension held in the body.

 

Legs Up the Wall

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For this pose, you will just need a wall and a blanket.

 

Corpse Pose

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In preparation for bed, end the sequence lying down in your Savasana.

 

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