Many people suffer from sleep depravation or insomnia. With life constantly being on the go and obligations taking over our time for relaxation, we can become over worked and under rested. The practice of Yoga and Prana(breath) are great tools to assist you in the art of relaxation.
It can be as easy as setting aside 30 minutes before bed. Gentle night Yoga or relaxing Prana can give your mind and body the attention it deserves.
Allowing the time for rest in very important. Some studies have shown, people with insomnia or lack the recommended amount of sleep per night, are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, diabetes and congestive heart failure.
Yoga Nidra is a form of cognitive meditation that helps relax all sensory distractions and free the mind of unwanted clutter. There is usually a script along side calming music. While setting up for Yoga Nidra make sure you find yourself in a comfortable position laying on your back in Savasana (corps pose). Pillows, blankets and blocks are all highly suggested.
Mindful breaths combined with a few Asanas (postures) can help put you right to bed.