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7 poses from yoga to fight insomnia

7 поз из йоги для борьбы с бессонницей

Yoga (dev.) - a concept in Indian culture, in the broad sense, meaning a combination of various spiritual, mental and physical practices developed in different directions of Hinduism and Buddhism and aimed at managing the mental and physiological functions of the body in order to achieve an individual elevated spiritual and mental state. In a narrower sense, yoga is one of the six Orthodox schools (darshan) of Hindu philosophy. The main directions of yoga are raja yoga, karma yoga, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga and hatha yoga. In the context of Hindu philosophy, yoga is understood as a system of raja yoga, described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and closely related to the fundamental principles of Sankhya. Yoga has been discussed in various Hindu scriptures, such as the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavadgita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Samhita, and Tantra. The ultimate goal of yoga can be completely different: from the improvement of physical health and to achieve moksha. Outside India, the term “yoga” is often associated only with hatha yoga and its asanas - physical exercise, which does not reflect the spiritual and mental aspects of yoga. The one who studies and practices yoga is called a yogi or yogi.

Insomnia is a problem of the modern world. Moral and physical fatigue adversely affects the quality of sleep. It’s very bad when the body needs rest at the end of a busy day, but because of insomnia, it’s impossible to get into Morpheus’s arms. Worst of all, if this happens regularly. Have you ever suffered from insomnia? If yes, then a few simple exercises will help to cope with this. These seven simple yoga asanas are able to end insomnia once and for all.

1. Upavishtha konasana (posture angle in sitting position)

2. Shlabhasana (locust posture)

3. Ardha Shalabhasana (Half Locust Posture)

4. Viparita Karani (bent candle posture)

5. Supta baddha konasana (posture of a connected angle in the prone position)

6. Jathara Parivartanasana (abdominal rotation posture)

7. Savasana (posture of rest)