Sleep is one of the body essentials. You need to have a good night sleep to rejuvenate your bodily functions after a busy day. Sometimes, it becomes hard to get enough sleep as a result of anxiety, among other factors. Consider using the following stretching exercises to help you sleep better at night.
- Happy baby.
- Resting body.
- Lizard pose.
- Legs on the wall.
- Standing forward fold.
- Sitting forward fold.
- The falling star.
- Sleepy child.
- Hero’s rest.
- Figure four.
These stretching exercises apply as follows:
10. Happy baby
It involves laying on your back on a mat or pad then lifting your legs and holding them with your hands as a baby does.
Pull your legs gently until you feel your back stretch.
Maintain the position for about 15 seconds before letting go.
This exercise works on your hips, your spine and your inner groin. It relieves the muscles around these areas, making you relax after a tedious day.