There are numerous natural ways in which you can help your body relax before finally reaching the sleeping phase and yoga is just one of those ways.
Yoga is not just about flexibility, it is also the state of mind, the use of energy and breath that will guide you to serenity and bliss.
To get the best from these poses, you need quiet, focus and readiness. The object is not to be perfect at any pose, but to learn how to control your inner mind and allow yourself to surrender.
You will need around one minute for each pose, a timeframe that can grow day by day. Make sure that by the end of your practice, you hold each pose for five minutes or more.
Balasana – Child’s Pose
In case you are suffering from bad knees, you might want to skip this pose. Otherwise, it is highly recommended that you do this pose to soothe your nervous system and to relax your back, shoulders, stomach and thoughts.
Make sure you keep your legs close together and draw your bottom backwards, towards the heels. If you cannot reach all the way to the back, place a blanket under your behind and relax completely.
Extend your arms long in front of you and keep track of your time by using a stopwatch. Take long, deep breaths as you extend through the back.
Supta Baddha Konasana — Bound Angle Reclining Pose
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