If you are continually staying awake over trivial matters, doing yoga might be the best solution for you.
At one time or another, all of us have experienced insomnia for any type of reason. There are times when a lack of sleep just can’t be helped.
Do you have one or more problems, on your mind, that is troubling you at bedtime? If so, write it down and leave it on the kitchen table where you sit in the morning. This is a form of compartmentalization, where your subconscious mind works on a solution, and you and your conscious mind get some needed rest.
You will be surprised by what happens the following morning. The problem is much less important or your subconscious found the solution. This technique is so powerful that many successful people use it, even when they don’t really have a problem. This keeps you organized, on a daily basis, and you will get more accomplished in life.
That leads to the next idea, which is establishing a daily routine. Your body has a natural cycle, and most of us ignore it. Modern humans are more out of tune with their bodies than ever before, so we have to get back to basics and design a schedule for all tasks – including sleep.
You should exercise every day, but your exercise routine should end two hours before bedtime, at the latest. This allows your body and mind cooling downtime. If you can exercise earlier in the day, feel free to do so.
Exercise will give you extra energy during the day, and help you get a good night’s sleep when you need it. If you don’t exercise, don’t feel alone, but do take action. Gentle Yoga postures are a great way to start.
If you find the right Yoga teacher, you will learn controlled breathing (pranayama), stage-by-stage relaxation, and meditation. Each is a powerful technique for winding down before bedtime. You always practice controlled breathing with either, stage-by-stage relaxation, or meditation. Some people practice stage-by-stage relaxation in bed and fall asleep in the process. This is not a bad thing if your ultimate goal is to fall asleep.