Can doing yoga help with insomnia?

Updated: Mar 21


Can yoga help with insomnia

Lets Float Into Autumn

As the nights draw in, the weather gets a little cooler we are keeping things warm, cosy, and most certainly alive. A question many of my clients ask me:


“Can Doing Yoga Help with Insomnia?”

Insomnia has become such a big problem with the busy lifestyles that we lead these days- especially knowing that it is affecting many aspects of life and creating more stress than we should have to cope with.

Long term insomnia becomes a ‘habit’ that is very difficult to break. Fortunately, there is almost nothing quite as effective as yoga to help to get a good night’s sleep and to control the thoughts that are often a reason for the insomnia.

It is very difficult to expect to have a good night’s sleep if there are many things on your mind and while we might not be able to change external aspects of our life, it is possible with the help of yoga to calm and relax the mind and let those everyday thoughts ‘drift on by’ rather than letting them take over your life. This is particularly important at night time when often matters seem worse.

Sleep is essential if we expect to retain good health. It is possible and preferable to regulate our sleep problems without the use of medication and once you have learned the techniques required to help you to have a relaxed night, you can use those calming techniques for life and ensure that you will never need to worry about insomnia again.

The benefits of a good sleep will flow over into all the other aspects of your life and leave you with more energy and looking and feeling more positive. Yoga is one of the best solutions and fortunately with more people embracing yoga, this will help to reduce the number of people who suffer from insomnia.

Here are few yoga asanas to help with insomnia:

  • Standing Forward Bend

  • Plow Pose

  • Child Pose

  • Legs Up the Wall Pose

  • Corpse Pose (Savasana)

  • Reclining Butterfly

Private 1:1 & Small Group Sessions These sessions are perfect for those...

  • with a busy schedule and find it difficult to get to scheduled classes

  • who are nervous about attending an open class straight away and would like a more personal introduction to yoga

  • who want to invest in their practice and take it to the next level. In 1:1 we can work intensely with my absolute focus and support, helping to achieve perfect form and alignment

  • who are pregnant or have young children at home

  • who suffer with depression, body image issues, low self esteem, a physical disability or another condition that might make getting to and/or fully participating in an open class difficult.

  • who want to treat themselves!

I tailor my 1:1 and small group sessions to the needs and goals of the student. They can be held online via Zoom or Skype, or in person at your home or workspace. If this sounds like something you are willing to try, contact me and let's regulate your sleep patterns together with the power of yoga.


Namaste 🙏🏻,


Donna and Georgia


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