Yoga for Insomnia

Rachel Wainwright discusses yoga for insomnia.

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Rachel Wainwright discusses yoga for insomnia.
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Featuring Rachel Wainwright, RYI, Registered Yoga Instructor

Duration: 1 minute, 22 seconds

Well, yoga will help with insomnia. It will help relax your muscles, calm your mind, so you can fall asleep and find a deeper sleep. It's really important to restore the body, and it will help you become a happier, healthier person in the long run.

So, it's either recommended doing a more active practice in the morning such as Vinyasa yoga, or an active Hatha class, or a power yoga class. And this is recommended to do about three times a week in the morning, or an option is to do a gentle Hatha yoga class or a Yin type yoga practice in the evening to help relax your body, unwind from the day, and then the time you go home, you'll be able to sleep like a baby.

If you've woken up and your muscles are cramping, you feel stiff aches or pain, yoga poses will definitely help. There's many that you can actually do in your bed. For example, you can come into Child's Pose, and you can just breathe into that spot, focus onto that spot. Bring your energy, your attention there, and just breathe through it. And this will help calm your mind and help relax your body, and hopefully you'll be able to fall into a nice deep sleep.

If you feel yoga will help you with your insomnia, contact a local qualified instructor near you.

Presenter: Ms. Rachel Wainwright, Yoga Instructor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Yoga Instructor

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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