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Master Class: This Pose Solves Your Sleepless Nights

Yoga Journal’s new Master Class program brings you the wisdom of nine world-renowned teachers through a new online workshop and live lesson every six weeks. In Colleen Saidman Yee’s workshop, Yoga for Emotional Balance, you’ll discover effective movement, restorative, and breathing practices for various states of mind. This isn’t about “hacking” your mood; you’ll learn enduring tools to dive underneath stress, anxiety, sadness, pressure, feelings of inadequacy, and more—so you can always find and reveal the true you. Sign up today. 

Listing off the reasons you may not be able sleep probably won’t help your cause. But whether racing thoughts or rehashing the day is holding you back from a solid night’s rest, yoga is a surefire way to quiet your mind. Here, Master Class teacher Colleen Saidman Yee offers the one pose that will help you get to sleep. The good news: It isn’t strenuous and you shouldn’t even try to stretch while you’re in it. In fact, to ensure total relaxation, the only thing you have to do is remain mindful of how it alters your breath.