6 Yoga Poses You Can Do At The Comfort Of Your Bed

by DailyYogaReflections on June 9, 2014

6 Yoga Poses You Can Do At The Comfort Of Your Bed

 

If you are a sleep enthusiast, here are some poses that you can practice without leaving the comfort of your bed:

1. Reclining goddess pose

You need to lie with the soles of your feet touching each other. Depending on what you like, you can stretch your hands above your head or keep your arms by your side. According to experts, you should practice this pose before going to sleep. This is because the asana aids in settling the mind thus helping you to unwind.

reclining Goddess pose

 

2. Lest-up-the wall pose

This posture aids in easing the tension in the legs thus it’s ideal for people who tend to be active on their feet during the day. To assume the pose you have to turn your hips towards the wall and kick your legs up and lean them against the wall. If there is any discomfort, you should feel free to put a pillow under your seat.

 

3. Forward bend

You need to sit up on your bed then fold forward. Using your hands, you should reach for your heels, toes or shins. You should hold in this position for as long as you are comfortable. To deepen the stretch you should focus on your exhalation.

forward bend

If you feel tight in the backs of your legs, you should bend your knees. According to yoga gurus, this pose is ideal for winding down. This is because it’s relaxing and cooling at the same time.

 

4. Fish pose

You should start when lying on your back then take your hands underneath your hips and lift your chest and heart above your shoulders. You should then stretch your head back.

fish pose

You should hold in this position for as long as you feel comfortable. This pose is ideal when done in the morning. This is because it’s energizing.

 

5. Happy baby pose

This asana is usually both mentally calming and physically stimulating which makes it ideal to be practiced when you have eaten a lot.

HappyBaby Pose

To assume the pose you have to lie flat on your back with your feet in the air. You should then grip the outside of your feet with your hands then open your knees a little wider than your torso. You should then take your knees to your torso and gently rock comfortably while pushing your feet into your hands.

This pose aids in elongating your lower back. The asana also aids in stretching the hips.

 

6. Corpse pose

While it may seem as if you are sleeping, this asana gives you plenty of practice. To assume the pose you have to lie of your back with your arms by your side. For ideal results you should ensure that your palms are facing upwards. You should then close your eyes and start meditating.

corpse pose

Experts recommend that this pose is ideal to be practiced before bed where it’s used to empty thoughts accumulated during the entire day. This asana is also ideal to be practiced during the morning in order to set the intention of the day ahead.

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