It turns out that if you lie in bed at night and stare at the ceiling you have plenty of company. Recent statistics show that more than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia and approximately 10 million people in the U.S. use prescription sleep aids. Studies show that yoga can help with sleep.
A regular committed practice is best, but sometimes we don’t have time or we need a little extra boost to get the mind and body in a calm and relaxed state.
In my latest article up this morning at MindBodyGreen I share the one pose (Legs-Up-The-Wall or Viparita Karani) most known for its restorative, calming and sleep enhancing abilities along with a calming breathing practice. I invite you to read and share with others who you know are struggling with insomnia. This pose is a great alternative to help lessen those sleepless nights and use of long-term medications!