Yoga is becoming a staple, both for yummy mummies in Notting Hill and the Upper East Side, and for the average, every day girl-about-town who needs to get rid of the stress in her life and really center herself. In addition to being a stress reliever and a great way to exercise, yoga can also help you get all the restful beauty sleep you need to bound up out of bed every morning and really sink your teeth into your life which is why we are going to highlight the top seven yoga poses that are sure to help you sleep.
1. Downward Facing Dog Pose
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This is one of the most common yoga poses. You start out on your hands and your knees, with the latter in alignment with your hips. Your hands should be placed flat on the mat, palms down, ahead of where your shoulders are positioned. At this point you want to breathe out deeply and lift up your pelvis. Your tailbone should be lifted as well, but your heels need to remain pressed firmly against the floor. Position your head so it is between your arms, but be sure to hold and keep it steady; it should not simply hang. Hold the pose while breathing deeply through your nose.