Sleep deprivation is giving us all wrinkles.
Most of us, accustomed to the late-night lifestyle, share the idea that four to five hours of sleep a night is reasonable.
In truth, we actually need seven to 10 hours of sleep every night in order to operate efficiently. When we finally find the time to snooze, it's nearly impossible to get our brains to chill out.
As if that wasn't scary enough, our lack of Z's also cause our businesses to lose money.
We spend all this time trying to work our asses off, only to find ourselves daydreaming about the next snooze.
Dropping dollars on sleeping pills and expensive herbals isn't worthwhile. The true fix lies in meditation, which can help sync our minds with our bodies.
The best form of that, my friends, is yoga.
All you need is 5 poses to put your restless mind to sleep.
With your hands by your sides and your feet shoulder-width apart, start off by inhaling as you move your arms upward towards your heart center.
This pose will help your posture and any contributing back pain.
Inhale, moving your arms upward and bending down into forward fold, letting your arms hang loose.
This pose will relieve tension along your spine, while helping to relax your mind.
Seated Spinal Twist
With your left knee bent, inhale your right arm upward and place it along the left side of your leg. Continue this pose by doing the same for the opposite leg.
This pose will help the flow of digestion in case you're feeling full from a late meal.
Place your feet together, creating a triangle-like position with your legs while inhaling and exhaling for a few breaths.
This pose also helps with digestion and improves circulation throughout your abdominal organs relieving menstrual cramps and discomfort.
From your hands and knees, exhale as you lower your body backwards towards the ground. You can keep your arms extended or place them at your side.
This pose will ultimately relax your mind and your body. It's the final step for a good night's sleep.