I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I usually have no problem falling asleep. But staying asleep, well, that’s different.
One of my yoga teachers Vickie has told class many times that Legs-Up-The-Wall is a great pose to try when you are having trouble sleeping.
But you gotta either drag yourself out of bed or just flip yourself around while in bed and do it right there. Yup, it takes a little effort.
Because Curt and I were staying in a hotel last night and had two beds I decided to try it while in bed.
I stayed in the pose maybe 10 minutes. I didn’t fall asleep immediately. But I felt much more sleepy and fell asleep at a point before getting frustrated while tossing and turning.
The benefits of the pose are that it can relieve tired or cramped legs and feet, it stretches the back legs, front torso and back of the neck (the pose forces you to have a long neck).
It can also relieve mild back pain and calms the mind, which is where the having trouble sleeping comes into play.