Do you often find it hard to fall asleep at night? Is your mind still going a million miles per hour after you get home from work? Well you’re not alone and like many of us, falling asleep with ease takes skill and persistence. These days our lives are filled with social media, work and extra curricular activities meaning we have little down time for ourselves let alone our busy minds (that actually keep thinking even when we are asleep) so it’s no wonder we can’t fall asleep.
Gone are the days of making a hot cup milk or counting to 100, 1,000 or a million. All it takes is this simple, yet effective yoga stretch that will see you fall asleep with ease. It’s called the Seated Forward Bend or in Sanskrit the Uttanasana (pronounced OOT-tan-AHS-ahna). Not only does it give you a nice deep stretch in the hamstrings, calves and hips, but it calms the brain, helps relieve stress, mild depression, insomnia, and reduces fatigue and anxiety. So simple yet effective, this yoga stretch sounds like a win win all round. So get that yoga mat out for some much needed shut eye tonight.