How Yoga and Meditation can help you to overcome Insomnia

December 29, 20172
IMG_8791.jpg

How Yoga and Meditation can help you to overcome Insomnia

 

Insomnia is considered as a sleeping disorder. If you find it difficult to fall asleep at night or stay asleep, you might suffer from Insomnia. Persistent sleeplessness is known as chronic insomnia.

Causes of insomnia include extremely stressful situations, emotional or physical discomfort, depression and anxiety.

If you suffer from insomnia you are likely to experience sleepiness during the day, irritability, concentration problems, emotional fluctuations and poor memory.

To overcome insomnia and feelings of axiety, we recommend to practise yoga and meditation daily.

It is scientifically proven that regular meditation practises in combination with yoga can reduce insomnia drastically.

 

Practise silent meditation in the morning

Meditation can help you to remove negativities from your mind and reduce stress. Through removal of stress, you will begin to feel more relaxed and calm at night and get into a healthy sleeping pattern again.

Begin your meditation practise in the early morning. Take a comfortable pillow and place it under your buttocks. Now simple-cross your legs and straighten your spine. Place your hands on your knees and relax your whole body. Gently, close your eyes and sit quietly.

Ideally, you should start with 5 minutes of sitting silently. Do not move your body. Just observe your thought and keep your eyes closed. This might be very challenging at first, but after a regular practise, you will increase your patience and find it easier.

Build up the duration of time sitting silently to at least 30 minutes per day.

 

Yoga asanas and pranayama for a better sleep

After your meditation practise, you can immediately start with your yoga practise. Therefore it is important to wait a little until you take in your breakfast. If you are very hungry, eat a banana or muesli bar.

To overcome insomnia, it is important to balance your body and release accumulated carbon dioxide.

Practise 12 rounds of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) every morning followed by this sequence:

  • 20 seconds Treepose
  • 10 seconds Forward Fold
  • Mountain Pose
  • Child’s Pose
  • Cobra Pose
  • Child’s Pose
  • Fish Flapping Pose
  • Savasana (Final Relaxation)

Make sure to lie on your back at in the end (Savasana) and relax completely for 10 minutes.

3 Om Chants and Brahmari Pranayam can be very soothing as well.

To learn yoga and meditation on a deeper level and live in a real yogic ashram environment, you are cordially invited to join our Yoga Teacher Training Programs in India.


2 comments

  • Sam

    January 1, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Hi dear Yoga Team
    I wanted to share with you that I appreciate your blog posts and find them very helpful. I suffer from sleeplessness since i started my new job. Now I practise Yoga to help me release stress and feel more relaxed at night.
    I was wondering if you have already open admissions to your Yoga Teacher Training India in Janaury 2019?
    If yes, I’d be happy to sign up!
    I am following you for some months now and my wish to join your Yoga Teacher Training India grows day by day.

    Sam

    • Yoga India Foundation

      January 1, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Namaste Sam,
      Thanks for your comment and sharing your thoughts. We are glad to hear that you like our blog posts! Have you ever joined a Yoga Teacher Training India before? If not, we recommend to participate at our 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India. Yes, we have open admissions for january 2019. Just drop us a private email and we will send you all Infos & booking link!

      We are looking forward to meeting you and having you on our Yoga Teacher Training India Course next year!

      Om Shanti,
      Your Yoga India Foundation Team

Comments are closed.