Yourwellness Magazine Investigates How Yoga Benefits Sleep

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With a retired teacher returning to the classroom to teach yoga, Yourwellness Magazine explored how yoga can help induce a good night’s sleep.

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A retired elementary school teacher has returned to classrooms in Manchester, New Hampshire, in order to teach yoga to children, The Courant reported October 17th. The article, "Retired Manchester Teacher Brings Yoga to Classrooms," explained that Patricia Lavey is now a certified yoga instructor for adults and children, and visited Peri Comollo's third-grade class at Bowers Elementary School October 9th to lead students through different yoga exercises. Lavey commented, ‘Kids have a hard time centring and self-regulating. [Yoga] has really helped with that.’ Comollo added, ‘It does seem to have a calming effect.’ (http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-mx-person-of-the-week-1017-20131017,0,191773.story)

This inspired Yourwellness Magazine to investigate how yoga can contribute to a good night’s sleep. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘The universal remedy for various ailments lies in a sound relaxed sleep. After the day’s hectic schedule, our body and mind gets drained off and we need to recharge them with energy and vitality. Sleep provides the much-needed rest, which serves the desired purpose…Yoga, the ancient Indian healing art, has proved to be quite effective in ensuring relaxed and sound sleep. The yoga exercises or asanas help in reducing anxiety and calming down an individual’s tensed mind. They act as natural tranquilizers and soothe our mind. Apart from relaxing the mind, yoga exercises facilitate our bodies to get rid of lethargy, tiredness, and exhaustion.’ (http://www.yourwellness.com/2011/05/yoga-exercises-for-a-sound-sleep/#sthash.zEkLC1fv.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine noted that the breathing exercises (pranayams) aid in providing oxygen to all the tissues and organs of the body, which helps to induce sound sleep. Yourwellness Magazine commented that light exercises should be done before retiring to bed, while breathing exercises act as cleanser for wiping out daily clutter and chaos. Yourwellness Magazine added that regular yoga exercises improve self-awareness and self-regulation, which are key factors in inducing sound, restful sleep.

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