Best Yoga Poses for Better Sleep: Top Gentle Poses for Relaxation and Restful Nights Sleep

By Just Breathing

June 11, 2024

The Magic of Yoga for Sleep

In our fast-paced lives, restful sleep is often elusive. Yoga offers a natural way to unwind and prepare for a peaceful night. 

The Science Behind Yoga and Sleep

Yoga isn't just about physical postures; it also involves deep breathing and mindfulness, which activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

Gentle Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

How: Kneel, sit on heels, extend arms forward, and rest forehead on the mat. Breathe deeply for 1-2 minutes.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

How: Lie on back, bring soles of feet together, and let knees fall open. Hold for 2-3 minutes, focusing on deep breaths.

Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)

How: Lie next to a wall, swing legs up, and keep back on the ground. Hold for 5-10 minutes.

Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

How: Lie flat on back with arms at sides. Close eyes and breathe naturally for 5-10 minutes. Tip: Cover yourself with a blanket.

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Aarti from Bangalore struggled with insomnia but found relief through nightly yoga. “Now I fall asleep quickly and wake up refreshed,” she says.

Real-Life Success Stories

Aarti’s Experience


Incorporate these gentle yoga poses into your nightly routine for better sleep. Yoga poses, combined with mindful breathing, to a restful night. Namaste!

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