We’ve Found Out How Yoga Helps You Sleep Better

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We’ve been listening about yoga since a while now. How it benefits our behaviour, body and other traits. Yoga definitely is beneficial. But why would someone bother to take time and money out just to do yoga? Is that what you think too?. Is it difficult to join yoga classes because obviously yoga is difficult and you can’t learn it by yourself, Right?. But have you ever given it a thought?. Who said yoga is difficult and you have to leave home for this?. There’s nothing which we can’t learn by ourselves. Obviously, we need a little help and a push start but everything requires personal effort.
I’ve come across a few people who changed their lifestyle and improved their health with yoga. They unquestionably seemed younger and healthier. It’s okay if you haven’t come across anybody like this to motivate yourself. There are hundreds of other ways to motivate yourself. You just have to find one good lead. If you have not still found something of your choice and are looking for easier ways to start, here what we have collected for you!

Yoga And It’s Benefits

All of you must be thinking about how yoga is just beneficial for improving core strength, flexibility, and stress levels. But there’s more to it. Yoga can also help you to sleep better. Especially for people who suffer from insomnia. People are finding it helpful and are recommending it to others as well. Individuals who have insomnia and practice yoga on a daily basis, sleep better and for longer times. They also fall asleep faster and return to sleep more quickly if they wake up in the middle of the night.

Yoga As Therapy

This is not only beneficial for youngsters but is also helpful for the people in old age. Who suffer from insomnia as well. Therapists recommend yoga specifically to those who are 60 and older. They significantly experienced better sleep quality, slept for longer, and felt better during the day. Don’t think about yoga only as an exercise to get toned. Yoga benefits almost every person. Whether its a child, a teenager or an adult. Fitness apart, it is great mental therapy. It is preferred if parents add yoga to their child’s daily routine. The sooner you get a grip on yoga, the better it is for your lifetime. As far as teenagers are concerned, it’ll help you escape your dark demons.

Yoga For Patients

This benefit can be seen in all sorts of situations where people have trouble sleeping. For example, pregnant women who start a mindful yoga practice in their second trimester sleep better and wake up less often throughout the night. Also, as the cancer patients experience insomnia, it helps them sleep better too. Yes, this is tried and tested!

Sleep Deprivation And Stress Are Closely Linked

For the people out there who call themselves workaholics, your non-stop working routine is your biggest problem.
Your working hours and the vicious cycle is what leaves you feeling constantly irritated and tired. What’s worse, having sleeping problems night after night will leave you feeling more frustrated and anxious about bedtime. As much as it is difficult for you to handle, it is difficult for your family to tolerate you as well. This definitely makes it even harder for you to calm your mind enough to fall asleep.
This is exactly where you should opt for yoga. Your sleep deprivation and stress will drive you crazy and will probably make your family drive you out of the house too :P. To avoid this situation, start doing yoga. The combination of physical exertion and relaxing meditation, it is a great way for you to improve the quality of your sleep as well as improving the duration of your sleeping hours by helping you to fall asleep faster.

Here Is How Exactly It Works.

1. It Makes You Tired So You Can Sleep Quickly And Better

Yoga challenges your body and exerts you in ways you don’t understand as well. It causes physical fatigue which is a good start to your sleep. This is partly why yoga improves your rest. Yoga tires your body out making it easier for you to fall asleep. When your muscles get tired, it’s easier for your body to shut down. Which apparently is the biggest battle you fight at night.
Certain sleep disorders such as sleep apnea occur when the body begins to fall asleep but the mind is still active. That is definitely the most difficult time for a person to handle. Yoga is what tires your body and soothes your mind at the same time.

2. Helps To Soothe Your Mind

Yoga is meditation too. It allows you to relax and de-stress yourself, making it easier for our minds to wander to sleep at night.
Although anxiety and stress are mental states of unease, they do lead to several physical issues including the difficulty to fall asleep.
Yoga is a perfect stress reliever. The meditation involved in it helps clear the mind at night. Try adding yoga to your daily routine, the results are promised and you’ll start noticing yourself as well.
Sometimes we’re too tired to follow a full yoga routine and for that, there are specific yoga poses which you can easily look for on the internet.

3. Best Therapy For Your Nervous System

Yoga improves blood flow, especially in the brain. There are some poses such as uttanasana, halasana, and savasana. You can try these as your pre-sleep routine. These particular poses will help relax your nervous system and encourage your mind to unwind from your day’s tension.

4. Will Revive Your Body:

The breathing rhythms involved in yoga routine will increase the oxygen levels in your blood and eliminate toxins. Try to practice breathing because that’s the key. By focusing on your breathing you distract yourself from regular, daily worries and reduce anxiety and stress.
Yoga has numerous benefits. Not only does it help improve sleeping problems such as Insomnia.
It also improves:

  1. Physical Strength
  2. Flexibility
  3. Breathing
  4. Mental focus
  5. Also reduces stress.

Yoga Tells The Brain To “SHUT UP”

It’s not just physical. The breath links the mind and our body. As the breath slows down and our movements mirror the speed of the breath, the mind naturally becomes more spacious… and we settle into the deep quiet that has always been there.

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Javeria Adil Chughtai

Javeria Adil Chughtai

A journalist by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀