"I studied, I met with medical doctors, scientists, and I'm here to tell you that the way to a moe productive, more inspired, more joyful life is: getting enough sleep." ~ Arianna Huffington
In the spirit of throwback Thursday I'm sharing an article I wrote for Mind Body Green. The original article can be found here.
Yoga can help alleviate physical aches and calm mental/emotional stress, both of which help us get a good night’s sleep. This simple yoga sequence is appropriate for just about everyone. It's designed to increase flexibility in the lower body while supporting the low back in a supine position (lying down).
These poses can relieve aches and pains associated with a tight low back, lengthening the inner and outer hip muscles while stretching the hamstrings, calves, and thighs. They can also help to release stress, trauma, and unexpressed emotions that are stored in our cellular bodies. I invite you to do this sequence right before bedtime. You’ll need a yoga strap, towel, or belt. Remember, each day your body will feel different, so listen to your body and do only what feels comfortable.