Balasana your way to the best sleep ever
The kids are all right, this time
It often feels like Baby Boomers, Millennials, Gen Y and all the other oddly titled-generations are from different planets. But the one epidemic that unites everyone from the pre-teen, perennially frazzled millennial to the post-menopausal is the dreaded lack of sleep.
In our Yoga series, we evoke the remedies of the ancient practice to solve all manner of modern problems. This time, we bring together model, actor, certified pilot, co-founder of MobieFit and all-round badass Gul Panag and LA-based Kundalini yoga teacher Arezu Kaywanfar ( she got certified at 14 #wunderkind ) to demonstrate the best yoga moves for sleep.
Let Kaywanfar’s lilting drawl and Panag’s infectiously calm state of being, draw you into a restful state as the two demonstrate step-by-step breakdowns of the best yoga postures to induce sleep. From Pranayama, to Jathara Parivartanasana (a supine twist that even helps release back pain), and more.
Excuse me while I mould into the balasana under my work desk — it is the number 1 pose to relieve stress and calm the mind, after all. Five times more effective than snarling at your colleagues or biting off your own bal’s head in a state of sleep-deprived mania, we say.
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