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If you’ve ever had a sleepless night, you know how frustrating it can be to lay in bed wide awake, mind spinning or body aching, when all you want to do is sleep. Insomnia affects 54 percent of adults in the United States at one time or another. Luckily, studies have shown that yoga can help—and you don’t even have to get up out of bed to do it, says a recent article on TheGlobeandMail.com. Try reclining poses like Balasana (Child’s Pose), Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose), or Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose) if your bed is beside a wall.
“It’s not a magic button,” Graydon Moffat, a yoga teacher who suffers from insomnia, told The Globe and Mail. “But I know that I’m not just
lying down there and tossing and turning – I’m restoring my body.”
Have you ever tried doing yoga when you couldn’t sleep? What poses helped you most?