Nothing is worse than being dead tired, yet having trouble falling asleep. Whether you can't turn off your brain or you're still buzzing from the workday, the insomnia-stress spiral is very real; just thinking about how your lack of shut-eye will affect the next day sends you into even more of a mental freak out.
Luckily, Natasha Kerry (yogi and founder of the Yoga Sleep Method) is here with a relaxing practice that helps release tension from your body and finally settle into sleep. Watch the video below as she demonstrates seven simple restorative poses that you can hold for up to five minutes each in order to calm the nervous system, lower stress levels, and prepare your body for restful sleep.
Ready? Grab a few cushions or pillows from your bed and find a spot on the floor with enough room to lie down with legs outstretched and arms wide.
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