Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sleep Better Tonight: Part 3 of 5

Yesterday and today's practices focus on increasing your hip mobility. There is a high correlation, supported by research, that hip tightness or restriction can contribute to or increase low back pain.

If you are dealing with any type of pain on an ongoing basis, especially low back pain, this pose can help ease pain and promote sleep simultaneously. I don't know about you, but I don't like wasting time. This pose is a way to treat your hip tightness, help with diminishing or preventing low back pain, AND get to sleep at the same time. No time wasted!

Note: You do not have to spend more than about 5 minutes in each pose this week. You can do them all at one time though. So if you wanted to and have the time, you could have an entire 30-45 minute restorative, sleep inducing yoga practice at one time! Click Here to Download Day 3

Don't forget to download Day 1 & 2 below.

*If you have any discomfort, make sure you back out of the pose far enough to make it comfortable. In addition, always make sure to obtain permission from your physician or therapist before participating in any exercise.

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