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Yoga For A Good Night’s Rest

Yoga For A Good Night’s Rest

We all know how important sleep is; to restore balance to our spirits, to heal our bodies as we rest, and to rejuvenate ourselves for the morning after. But sometimes, our bodies succumb to the pull of insomnia. We try our best to fall asleep, but we can’t, because we feel jetlagged, anxious, or even restless, just to name a few.

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Yoga is a great way to wind down, calm the mind, and prepare it for the lull of sleep. During the day and even right before bed, our brains are practically going haywire with the flurry of activities, thoughts and ideas that run through our minds. Hence, it’s essential to have a good routine to adequately prepare ourselves to shut off and unwind for the day.

Follow my yoga routine and techniques in this week’s video to get the rest that you totally deserve at the end of a long day!

1. Prepare yourself

You know what they say: preparation is key, and the same rule applies to bedtime.
Have a wholesome satisfying dinner about four hours before bedtime, and take a nice, long, leisurely shower. Get into your nightly beauty routine, and wiggle into your favourite pair of comfy, snuggly pajamas. Onto the next step!

2. Prepare the bedroom

I recommend shutting off 20 minutes before bed – and by shutting off, I mean putting away your phone or any other device that may be a distraction to tempt you away from getting a good night’s rest! It’s important to block out digital lights and frequencies in order to have uninterrupted sleep.

Prepare what you need for the next morning – set up your alarm, write out a to-do list for the next day. Have a sip of water if you’d like, and have it within your arm’s grasp for those late-night emergencies. If you’re a fan of candles, light one before switching off all the lights. Now we’re halfway through our journey for the perfect sleep!

3. It’s time to feel squiggly

It’s time to loosen up! Hug your right knee into the chest, and cross your knee across the body while looking the opposite way from the knee. Breathe into a twist. Repeat with left knee.

Hug both knees into the chest and give a squeeze. Open your knees and bring your arms inside, grabbing the feet from the outside. You’re now in the Happy Baby position. Rock from side to side calmly. 

4. Take Calming Breaths

Lie down in the Savasana or Corpse pose with feet about hip width distance apart. Make sure your feet are relaxed and falling out naturally, with your palms facing up. Close your eyes, and start to focus on your breathing. Inhale deeply for a count of four. Exhale slowly for a count of four. Count your breaths 10 times.

So there you have it – yoga for that perfect night’s rest! Try to develop a nightly routine with these techniques so your mind and body are relaxed and well-prepared for bedtime.

XOXO,

Liv Lo

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Liv Lo

Written by: Liv Lo

Liv Lo, the founder of Stretch City (that became part of PurelyB in March 2016), is a TV personality and fitness entrepreneur known for her infectious character and charisma.

Apart from her TV career she is a double-certified yoga instructor and PT trainer who shares her fitness regimens online via her Youtube channel to challenge students to exercise anytime, anywhere..

Liv is proud to be a video article contributor for Purely B and hopes to inspire more people to live longer lives in optimum health.

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Liv Lo是一名电视工作者兼健身企业家,因其独特的个性和魅力而著名。除了担任电视节目主持人,拥有国际瑜伽双认证的她从事瑜伽教学和私人健身教练工作,并透过Youtube平台分享她的个人健身法,激励学生无论何时或身在何处都要积极锻炼。身为PurelyB撰稿人,Liv Lo希望藉由这平台激励更多人提高生活质量和追求健康长寿。

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