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Sleep and Yoga

Yoga Improves Sleep For Cancer Patients

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Finding ways to help people coping with cancer to sleep better is an important goal of sleep research and clinical treatment. While short-term use of sleep medication may be useful, it's critical to identify strategies for improving sleep that don't rely on long-term use of sleep medicines.

Can't Sleep? Try Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Sleep is a function of the parasympathetic nervous system, the system devoted to rest and digestion. Not surprisingly, sleep onset (the natural oncoming of sleep) and yoga are both associated with an increase in parasympathetic activity.

Sleeping With Ease After Plank Pose

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

Because holding plank was so difficult, I had no choice but to make it as easy on myself as possible. As with most things in life, breathing deeply and staying positive made it more attainable.

How Yoga Helped Me Have The Best Night's Sleep In Weeks

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

Lo and behold, the night after that yoga session with Elena Brower, I learned firsthand yet another benefit of yoga: a good night's sleep.

How Yoga Can Help You Sleep

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Research reports that yoga practice can help to alleviate sleep problems. For a natural, drug-free way to promote restful sleep, try yoga for sweet dreams.