Yoga Poses That You Need to Do to Fix Insomnia

If you have been having sleepless nights, then these poses are what you need to do

Sleep and digestion are both crucial processes that affect overall health. When you don’t get enough sleep or suffer from a bad gut, you would feel exhausted, irritable, uncomfortable and fin it hard to focus—few things that affect your daily lives and reduce your productivity. This is where yoga can help.  Yoga can help you improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Celebrity yoga guru and Himalayan Siddha, Grand Master Akshar suggests  a few poses and meditation techniques with which you can get a good night’s sleep. This will also aid in proper digestion.

Vajrasana

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Formation

  • Gently get down on your knees (on your yoga mat)
  • Place your pelvis on your heels and point your toes outward
  • Here, your thighs should press your calf muscles
  • Keep your heels close to each other
  • Do not place the toes on top of the other, instead right and left must be next to each other
  • Place your palms on your knees facing upward
  • Straighten your back and look forward
  • Hold this asana for a while

Avoid doing this asana if you have a knee or ankle injury.

Breathing Methodology Softly inhale and exhale.

Shavasana

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Formation of the Posture:

  • Lie down in a prone position on a comfortable surface or on your yoga mat. 
  • Close your eyes.
  • Let your legs relax completely and place them at a distance that is comfortably apart.
  • Let your ankles drop, and keep your toes are facing sideward.
  • Place your arms alongside your body and slightly apart. Make sure your palms are lying open to the sky and facing upwards.
  • Maintain awareness so you do not fall asleep in the process.
  • Stay in this posture for about 10 to 12 minutes until your body feels relaxed and refreshed
  • To recover from the posture, gently roll to one side (right) with your eyes closed. Slowly push the floor to come up and sit in Sukhasana.
  • Breathe deeply for a few moments to gain awareness of your surroundings before you open your eyes again.

Siddhohum Dhyan

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Formation

  • Sit in any comfortable pose (such as Sukhasan, Ardhapadmasan or Padmasana)
  • Straighten your back and close your eyes
  • Inhale and exhale normally 
  • Place your palms on your knees keeping them open to the sky – Prapthi Mudra
  • Chant Om Siddhohum

Siddhohum Dhyan is a yogic practice that includes a meditation technique as well as a simple 5-step asana practice known as Siddhohum Kriya. Siddhohum Dhyan, and Siddhohum Kriya. These have the potential to improve both your physical and mental health. Practise this every night before you go to sleep. 

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