better sleep rituals

Photo: Beth Bischoff

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The Bend, Lean, Yawn
Who: Tara Stiles, yoga instructor (Deepak Chopra is one of her students)

Her routine: Stiles says that if she gets any less than seven hours of sleep, she starts to feel ragged and sluggish. Even though she spends her day practicing and teaching yoga at Strala, the New York studio she founded, she often ends her day with a few poses at home. She likes pigeon pose and ankle to knee because "they're a great way to release tension in my hips and back and calm my mind before bed."

Make it work for you: Just 5 or 10 minutes of gentle stretching is all you need to feel looser and more relaxed.