8 Yoga Poses to Sleep Better Tonight

Try this sequence before bed, or anytime, to relieve stress and calm your nervous system.
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One of the reasons that so many of us find it hard to sleep is our inability to shift from the fight-or-flight mode into the parasympathetic nervous system, where deep rest is possible. This sequence turns down the intensity of modern life and helps you drop into your deeper, calmer self. 

See also Change Your Stress Response

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Excerpted from Yoga: A Manual for Life by Naomi Annand. Reprinted in arrangement with Bloomsbury Sport.