Yoga brings together physical and mental well-being because it helps manage stress levels and promotes relaxation. By incorporating yoga into your night and morning routines, you may see positive changes in your respiration, energy, and vitality.
At Sleepbo, we’ve done the research and developed a morning yoga routine to help you wake up feeling refreshed and energized for the day, and a nighttime yoga routine to help you soothe your body so you feel relaxed before bed.
Stretching, whether you work out or not, is an important part of staying healthy. This is because flexibility keeps us from easily getting injured. Not to mention that moving your body and getting your blood flowing first thing in the morning is beneficial for you as it will help you stay more energized throughout the day.
Completing the following yoga routine, with instructions, courtesy of Yoga Basics, will help you feel more awake, refreshed, and motivated for the day ahead:
Try these yoga poses in the morning to help get your day started on the right track.
On the same note, practicing nighttime yoga before bed can take away all of that stress you accumulated throughout the day, allowing the body to relax. It’s a way to renew the body of all its strains and get a good night’s sleep. Read on, for Sleepbo’s recommended nighttime yoga routine.
Standing Forward Fold
Legs Up the Wall Pose
Shavasana – Corpse Pose
Try these yoga poses at night to help release toxins in the body, get a deep stretch and renew your body for a good nights sleep.
The final pose—Shavasana—is also great to do under a comfortable, warm and cozy, weighted blanket. Many find the additional comfort from the deep pressure touch to be extra relaxing, putting their body in a more concentrated sleep state.
Yoga is a great start and end to the day. By adding it into your routines, you’re taking that step towards overall better health and sleep.
For more sleep and relaxation tips, check out our Sleep School.