Yoga relaxation pose

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The Warm-Up to Deep Sleep
Relaxation Pose
If you've ever taken a yoga class, you know how this "passive meditation" pose can put you to sleep. The same results are likely when you try it at night.

How: Lie on your bed with the covers pulled up. You should be resting on your back with your legs about hip-width apart. Relax your arms out to your sides (or over your head) with your palms facing up. Inhale deeply through your nose and exhale all the air through your mouth. Repeat this two more times and then let your breathing return to normal. Starting at the top of your head, scan your body for places of tension or discomfort and consciously relax those areas. Release the forehead, the eyes, the nose, the cheeks...and work your way down your body, feeling like a wave of calm is flowing over you.

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Photo of Tara Stiles by Beth Bischoff for Slim Calm Sexy Yoga
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