TACKLE SLEEPLESSNESS WITH YOGA
No matter how much we try, we cannot deny the fact that today, many of us struggle to catch a wink at night. Sleep disorder or insomnia cases are increasing at an alarming rate in Kerala. Mindsupport meditation classes in Trivandrum help you deal with these restless nights through yoga. Before we jump into the yoga practices that help in fighting insomnia, let us first have a look at the causes of insomnia.
What Causes Insomnia?
One may stay awake at night due to both psychological and medical reasons. Various medical conditions like chronic pain, arthritis, asthma etc and certain medications lead to insomnia. Apart from this, the psychological reasons that causes insomnia are as follows-
- Unhealthy lifestyles
It is indeed true that, mental peace seems like a distant dream in this modern world. The lives of people in Kerala have been taken over by stress, depression, anxiety and what not. The two main reasons for this are-
- Increasing urbanisation which has made people lose their touch with nature.
- The rise of social media. Today, it has become a trend to be ‘online’ more than being available ‘offline’. True connections are lost in virtual attachments.
How Does Yoga Help?
Many have tried to fight insomnia by taking sleeping pills or avoiding caffeine and have failed drastically. It just added to their problems. The changes in your behaviour that comes with practicing relaxation techniques like yoga can effectively cure insomnia and let you have a good night’s sleep. It is important to note that the yoga poses and breathing exercises that you do in the morning have different effects on your body than that you do before bed. Spend an hour practicing yoga before bed and see how your mind calms down to let you have a sound sleep.
Calm Your Mind:
As far as a common man from Kerala is concerned, sleeplessness is mainly caused due to the stress and pressure one undergoes all day long. If the person is not able to relieve that baggage of stress even during the night, he/she will be deprived of a good night’s sleep. Meditation is the best technique to attain mental peace. When the mind is at peace, the body automatically feels relaxed. Here are some simple meditation practices that will help in relieving the stress.
- Mindfulness Meditation: It is the best way to calm the mind for the beginners. It involves paying attention to one’s own body and nothing else. Focus on your breath and forget about everything else surrounding you.
- Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep: It is the easiest and at the same time, a powerful relaxation technique to reduce stress while promoting deep rest and relaxation. All you have to do is, lie down in a corpse pose or savasana. Close your eyes and relax. Slowly breathe in and out taking your attention to different parts of your body.
Mindsupport yoga classes help you live a happy life that is free from stress and worries. Life is supposed to be lived happily. Yoga makes it possible.