"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
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
- 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:
- Low immunity
- Risk of respiratory conditions
- High blood pressure
- Risk of heart conditions
- High blood glucose levels
- Lack of interest
- Lack of focus
- Mood swings
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
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2) Child Pose
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3) Janu Sirsasanam
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4) Seated Forward Bend
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5) Bound Angle Pose
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6) Bridge Pose
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7) Legs Up the Wall Pose
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8) Rest Pose / Savasana
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Enter into sleep-mode even before you hit the bed.