For unwinding a busy day, giving a few minutes to your body to make yourself feel comfortable is essential. By calming down your body and your mind, you’re putting yourself in a better position for sweet and restful slumber.

Doing yoga before bedtime will release toxins and will help calm the mind, and take daily stresses off of the body. It is a way to renew the body and all of its strains to help in getting a good night’s sleep.

This yoga sequence will save the day.

Sleeping Swan pose creates external rotation in the front leg and targets the quads and hip flexors. It’s also a backbend that compresses the lower back and can help maintain the health of the lower spine.

Standing Forward Bend is a sequence of poses that warm up the body. Also known as standing forward fold, this pose stretches the entire back of the body, such as the back, shoulders, hamstrings, and calves.

Lizard Pose is an excellent stretching posture for the hip flexors, hamstrings and quadriceps. Integrating this pose into your regular yoga practice improves hip flexibility and strengthens the leg muscles.

For more poses, check out this infographic!


Conclusion: proper practice of yoga reduces stress and increases productivity. Hence, you are relatively less tired by the end of the day. This, in turn, leads to sound sleep and reduces the duration of sleep required.