Friday, January 11, 2013

Bedtime yoga


Ashley Miller, yourhealth.com, says some light yoga before bed can help you sleep.

They rounded up some insomniacs and tried some poses. Some can even be done in bed--such as the legs up the wall pose, the goddess stretch and the child pose.

Breath control is also the centerpiece of yoga--and can be done when thoughts begin to overwhelm.  Lie quietly, breathe in and out, let thoughts and worries pass by like fish in an aquarium, keep inhalations and exhalations the same length, then gradually exhale a few seconds longer, then longer, until exhalations are twice as long as inhalations.

I often count my breaths--and either stop because I am bored or...wait...I am asleep!

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