Some nights (or most nights, in our case), sleep doesn’t come easy. Especially after a hectic day, settling your frazzled mind and body into restoration mode is a task easier said than done. (Tossing and turning until dawn, anyone?)
Even if you don’t fancy yourself a yogi, flowing through a calming sequence of stress-relieving movements and stretches can make all the difference in your disposition. After all, mind-body tension is the ultimate sleep deterrent—and science shows that yoga can help with that, both now and in the longer-term.
Thankfully, yoga-extraordinaire Alexis Novak was able to oblige us with an easy, sleep-inducing sequence. This one goes out to our fellow insomniacs: Change into comfy clothes, sip on a cup of herbal tea, and roll out your mats. It’s time for some rest.
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Ten minutes is all it takes, and tomorrow morning is already looking mighty fine.
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