Best Yoga Poses for Insomnia

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"Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together" - Thomas Dekker

“சித்த மயக்கஞ் செறியும் புலத்தயக்க மெத்தனுக்

கமைந்த மென்பவை களித்தமுற வண்டுஞ் சிலரை

நாயாய்ப் பன்னோய் கவ்வுமிராக் கண்டுஞ் சிலரை

நம்பிக் காண்.”

The verse above was authored by Siddhars of ancient Tamilnadu, which says insomnia can lead to various health conditions including indigestion, constipation, lack of clarity and fatigue. Insomnia can cause physical and mental conditions. Balanced diet, exercise and following a healthy lifestyle can help to get quality sleep. Practicing yoga poses for insomnia helps greatly as well.

Causes of Insomnia

Some of the causes of insomnia include:

  • Not maintaining regular sleep habits
  • Stress
  • Having dinner late at night
  • Pain including menstrual pain in women
  • Medical conditions including respiratory conditions, heart diseases and hyperthyroid

Effects of Insomnia

Some of the effects of insomnia include:

  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Low immunity
  • Risk of respiratory conditions
  • High blood pressure
  • Risk of heart conditions
  • High blood glucose levels
  • Obesity
  • Lack of interest
  • Lack of focus
  • Mood swings
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

Best Yoga Poses for Insomnia

Yoga calms the body and mind. Practicing yoga helps to relieve various illnesses. Yoga practice also helps to regulate one's lifestyle. The mind processes various events of the day and other stress related issues when one settles down to sleep leading to sleep deprivation. Practicing yoga promotes mindfulness, which aids in getting quality sleep in the night.

Here are some of the most effective yoga poses for insomnia:

1) Standing Forward Bend

Visit this page for Standing Forward Bend benefits and instructions.

2) Child Pose

Visit this page for Child Pose benefits and instructions.

3) Janu Sirsasanam

Visit this page for Head to Knee Pose benefits and instructions.

4) Seated Forward Bend

Visit this page for Seated Forward Bend benefits and instructions.

5) Bound Angle Pose

Visit this page for Bound Angle Pose benefits and instructions.

6) Bridge Pose

Visit this page for Bridge Pose benefits and instructions.

7) Legs Up the Wall Pose

Visit this page for Legs Up the Wall Pose benefits and instructions.

8) Rest Pose / Savasana

Visit this page for Rest Pose benefits and instructions.

Sleep can be affected if you rest your head on the wrong pillow. Visit this page to choose the pillow that is sleep-fit.

Enter into sleep-mode even before you hit the bed. 

Wearing loose fitting clothes not only is comforting for your body and but also prepares your mind to have healthy sleep.Visit this page for choosing your night wear.

இரமா தமிழரசு
Rama Thamizharasu

Welcome to Yogaaatral. I am a yoga therapist, touch healer, seo consultant, writer and translator. I have authored e-books on subjects including yoga therapy for certain health conditions and natural remedies to treat illnesses for my clients across the world.


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