We know there are LOTS of benefits yoga provides. One of our favorites is that it can help you get a good night’s sleep – allowing your body to rest and repair from the stresses of the day. In this blog post we are going to share with you 5 ways yoga can improve your sleep.
Yoga Brings On The Calm
Through deep, rhythmic breathing, postures and poses, music, and a peaceful setting, your body can’t help but relax and enter a state of calm as a result of doing yoga. When done as a part of your evening routine, yoga not only winds you down but it also helps to prepare your body for sleep, making it easier for you to fall asleep faster.
Yoga Can Easily Become A Part of Your Evening Routine
The blue light that comes from devices like smartphones and tablets can wake our brains up, making it difficult for them to calm down and prepare for sleep. Swap out time on your devices for time spent with your yoga mat where you focus on relaxing poses that set your body up for sleep.
Yoga Can Assist the Nervous In the Preparation For Sleep
Our bodies require the release of certain hormones in order for us to fall asleep. We can help our body accomplish this through yoga. Certain yoga poses and postures can increase blood flow to the brain and stimulation glands responsible for release sleep hormones.
Yoga Helps Ease Stress and Anxiety
According to a study, 70% of people suffering from anxiety and stress also have trouble sleeping. That being said, if we work to lower or eliminate stress and anxiety, we could improve the opportunity for a good night’s sleep. Yoga does just that. It works to lower and reduce natural stress responses which leads to lower heart rate, blood pressure and respiration – setting your body up for a good night’s sleep.
Yoga Releases Toxins
Toxins build up in our tissues and organs throughout the day. Yoga poses and postures can help encourage our body to expel them. When your body is renewed, it is able to function as it should and one of those functions is to sleep.
There are multiple benefits our bodies experience as a result of yoga and sleep is just one of them. Discover how your body can benefit from yoga by taking one of our classes. To see our schedule and to learn more, click HERE.