The stressful times we live in force us to commit ourselves, voluntarily or involuntarily, to our health. For many, the pandemic-induced anxiety has led to many sleepless nights. But sleep is essential to maintaining good health, and there are no two ways to do it. If you have a hard time falling asleep at night and then staying asleep for at least seven hours, here are some yoga asanas you can try.
Grand Master Akshar, philanthropist, spiritual teacher, lifestyle coach, yoga preneur, and author, suggests that you do these asanas every night and watch your quality of life improve.
You can hold each pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute or even longer. Repeat for three sets and gradually increase to 10-15 minutes.
Sukhasana: Happy pose
– Sit upright
– Stretch both legs in Dandasana
– Cross your legs one on top of the other
– Place your palms on your knees
– Sit upright with a straight spine
Vajrasana: This yoga pose can be done on a full stomach. In fact, it should be done right after eating.
– Gently drop your knees
– Rest your pelvis on your heels
– Keep your heels together
– Place your palms on your knees facing up
– Stretch your back and look forward
Meditation: Sthiti Dhyan
– Find a natural environment to practice this technique.
– Sit in a comfortable posture like Sukhasana.
– Look straight ahead for 5 seconds, behind you for another 5 seconds, and to the right and left sides for 5 seconds each.
– Close your eyes and remember as many details as possible
“This technique, along with meditation techniques like Brahmari Dhyan, Aarambh Dhyan, etc., has numerous benefits. It can give you a sense of calm, helping you get a good night’s rest. Like food for the body, sleep is necessary for the body to function optimally. Sleep facilitates the reduction of stress levels, a calmer mind and good health, ”he says.