Namastayinbed

We’ve all heard it before- sleep is one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Research suggests that it is important to get adequate shut eye to help benefit your heart, weight, stress levels, etc. However being able to fall asleep can be difficult if you have a lot on your mind with wedding planning and well, life. 

We found some suggested poses from YogiJournal that can help settle your mind and body. See below for three of the best ones. Namaste!

Salabhasana (Locust Pose)

1 minute
[10–15 breaths]

Inhale to Plank Pose and lower to your belly. Clasp your hands behind your back. Exhale and root the tops of your feet into the floor. Inhale as you lift your chest and arms. Gaze forward. To come out of the pose, release your hands and exhale, pushing back to Downward-Facing Dog.

Siddhasana, variation (Adept’s Pose, variation)

1 minute
[10–15 breaths]
each side

Sit tall on a blanket and cross your ankles. Inhale and lift your spine, and exhale as you take your left hand to your outer right knee. Place your right hand to the floor behind you for support. Inhale and lengthen; exhale and twist deeper. Switch sides and repeat the sequence.

Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose)

3 minutes
[30–45 breaths]

Fold a blanket into a narrow stack that’s the length of your spine. Sit close to a wall and place the blanket behind you, perpendicular to the wall. Lie back onto the blanket, then scoot your buttocks as close to the wall as possible and send your legs up. Rest with your arms by your sides.