10 Health Benefits of Yoga (SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN)

6. Yoga for sleep

Researchers have shown that yoga helps relieve chronic insomnia. Study participants completed an 8-week yoga treatment which consisted of breathing, meditation and mantras in a single session before bedtime. After the 8 weeks, the participants had significantly improved insomnia symptoms in comparison to before the treatment.[12]

Another study has shown that yoga helps alleviate sleep problems in postmenopausal women diagnosed with insomnia. A lot of women go on hormone therapy mainly because they need to sleep. This study proved that yoga can be an effective alternative to hormone therapy for the treatment of insomnia during menopause. According to the study, participating in a yoga class for 12 weeks and practicing yoga at home was associated with less insomnia during menopause.[13]

Yoga poses for sleep:

Child’s pose, Plow pose, Corpse pose, Bridge pose
Yoga Helps You Sleep Better

Image Source – livestrong

Want to use any of our images on your site?
Just right click on image for the embed code

Want more articles like this?

Get your daily dose of health by subscribing to our newsletter

Please wait...

Thank you for signing up!

close

Simply copy and paste the code below to embed the image on your page