3 Bedtime Stretches to Help Clear Your Mind
A good night's sleep is essential for our overall health and well-being. But sometimes, even when we're physically tired, our minds can still be racing, making it hard to fall asleep. To help you clear your mind and relax before bed, we've put together a list of three bedtime stretches that can be done in the comfort of your own bed.
- Child's pose: This gentle stretch is great for relieving tension in the back, shoulders, and neck. To do this stretch, start on your hands and knees and then sit back on your heels. Lower your head and chest towards the floor, and reach your arms out in front of you. Hold for 30 seconds and release.
- Seated spinal twist: This stretch is great for relieving tension in the back and shoulders. To do this stretch, sit cross-legged on the edge of your bed. Place your right hand on your left knee and twist your torso to the left. Use your left hand to hold your right knee, and hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
- Legs-up-the-wall: This inversion pose is great for relieving tension in the legs and lower back. To do this stretch, sit with your hips close to the wall and then lie down on your back with your legs up the wall. Use a pillow or folded blanket under your head for comfort. Hold for 2-3 minutes, or as long as you like.
These stretches can be done in the comfort of your own bed and can be done in just a few minutes. They can help you relax your body, release tension and calm your mind. Remember to breathe deeply and slowly throughout each stretch, and try to focus your mind on the sensation of the stretch rather than on any thoughts that may be lingering.