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Sleep Issues & Yoga

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore the importance and impacts of sleep and insomnia, and how yoga can help with good sleep.

Objective

Gain a foundational understanding of the impacts of sleep and inadequate sleep on health and well-being, and yoga practices to support good sleep.

Description

Describe the many aspects of health and well-being that are directly related to how well or how poorly we sleep. Explain how sleep is related to recovery from trauma and stress. Cite research related to the effects of insomnia, including the relationship between Alzheimer’s and sleep disturbances. Describe how yoga promotes good sleep. Provide an approach to practice, plus specific poses and sequences, to support good sleep. Provide examples of practices that are typically not advised for late in the day. Provide more yogic techniques aside from asana to support good sleep. Summarize other key advice for improving sleep quality and duration.


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