Bedtime yoga benefits abound. In current, particularly Western, cultures, we tend to equate the ancient practice of yoga with a 90-minute power workout. It is much more than that. Yoga is a way of life, including guidance on how to speak, think, behave, and contemplate.
But, for many of us, the physical practice is our way into yoga. The idea of rigorous practice, though, can be off-putting for the complete yoga beginner. Even more so when we discover that yoga “should” be practiced in the very early hours of the morning.
Though the ancient texts on yoga hold much wisdom, it is necessary to consider their application to modern contexts and adapt accordingly.
Understanding the benefits of yoga at bedtime is one way to do that. A regular yoga practice before bed is a great way to establish consistent restful sleep, for example. A few minutes of yoga before bed can result in several hours of sleep that serve to revitalize the body and mind.
This post will look at ten benefits of bedtime yoga applicable especially to busy professionals looking to start a yoga practice.