Ease into a restful night with a quiet yoga practice focused on deep breathing to calm your mind and release physical tension. This combination of breath and movement activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which helps counteract stress. Many of the restorative versions of the poses shown here use a prop underneath your forehead to encourage relaxation around the eyes and additional soothing of your nervous system.
Props Bolster, block, blanket
Practice Tips Breathe with long, full, deep inhalations and exhalations
Warm-up Begin in Balasana (Child’s Pose) for 1 minute (10–15 breaths)