4 Exercises You Should Do Right Before Bed
right side plank
20 seconds of left side plank
20 alternating lunges
20-second wall sit
5-Minute Yoga Sequence
A few seconds in plank position, with arms straightened and back rounded, bend right knee and bring it to the right shoulder. Open right leg to the right side. Bring the right leg back up to Three-legged Downward Dog. Repeat on other side. Repeat five times.
Lying on your back, bend knees and place both feet flat on the floor at hip-distance apart. Slide your arms out alongside the body, with palms facing down. Press feet into the floor and lift hips up and clasp hands below the pelvis. Extend through the arms, lift chest up, and chin off chest. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds.
Reclining Bound Angle Pose
Lie with your back on pillows or a bolster to support the upper and middle back. Rest your head on a folded blanket. Press the soles of your feet together and let the knees fall open to both sides. Pull shoulder blades gently inward and allow arms to relax at sides with palms facing up. Hold for 60 seconds.
Now go get some sleep!
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