Although I cannot physically do a lot of yoga, I do what I can, and I try to do some at night a few hours before bed. I practice deep breathing, warrior, and just a few others. It helps me to de-stress, and relax, and align my spine.
Deep breathing, simple yoga poses, can be very relaxing. It has been my main technique to unwind to help me sleep and it works.
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Working nights and getting home late, I sometimes find it hard to sleep. I've taken to putting my yoga mat out next to my bed before I go to work. When I get home, instead of sitting on the couch watching TV until I'm tired enough to sleep, I get in a quick yoga session. Stretches me out, relaxes me after a long night, and gets me ready to sleep.
My favorite Yoga DVD's to do are PM Yoga and Power Yoga for Flexibility, both available from Gaiam, featuring Rodney Yee.
Part of staying healthy is getting lots of sleep. I try to get a nap each day. Once you can't get enough sleep during the night, make sure you get some sleep during the day. Even if you intended for it to be a nap and it ended up being a sleep. It is better. Getting you sleep renews you mind and you are able to think better. 10243
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