In our fast-paced lives, it can be hard to settle easily into sleep. Electronics stimulate the nervous system and keep our minds racing. Busy after-school schedules can prevent deep relaxation as we prepare for bed. Yoga can combat these challenges and prepare the body for restful sleep so needed for healthy children and adults in several ways:

  • Deep breathing: the yogic technique of focusing on breath helps the nervous system to relax.
  • Stretches: Knee/Chest Pose and Reclining One-Leg Twist stretch and unwind back, hip and abdominal muscles that work all day to maintain posture.
  • Restorative Poses: Reclining Cobbler’s Pose and Constructive Rest Pose relax and calm the entire body.

It only takes a few minutes to help your children unwind and get ready for deep, restful sleep, and it may start them on a life-long journey of wellness and good health.