Yin Yoga for Sleep – Why You Should Practice Before Bed

by Melissa West on August 8, 2018

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Yin Yoga for Sleep


Yin Yoga is one of my favorite things to do before bed! In this video, I talk about a few reasons that yin yoga is a great practice for sleep. As a calming practice, yin yoga helps us balance our yin and yang energies to guide us into a more restful state.

By activating our parasympathetic nervous system, yin yoga helps us easily transition our nervous system into our rest and digest stage. With deep breathing and meditation, yin yoga helps us focus our mind and allow thoughts to disappear that may keep us up at night. Lastly, our yin yoga practice helps to release tension from our bodies, allowing us to find more ease in our bodies. There are many more reasons this practice is amazing for sleep, but these are my top three!

Below you’ll find some resources to help you with bedtime yin yoga. I hope you enjoyed this video and I look forward to hearing your feedback!

Here is my 25 minute yin yoga class for bed: Click Here

Curious about the parasympathetic nervous system and how it works in our body? This video explains it: Click Here

Mantras are the perfect complement to a yin yoga practice for sleep! I love this list of 25: Click Here

If you want to check out Dr. Melissa West & I’s last collaboration, you can find those videos here:

3 Tips for Yin Yoga Beginners: Click Here

3 Problems Everyone Has When Practicing Yin Yoga: Click Here

If you are looking for some more yin practices, head over to my channel and practice with me!

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