Wish you could turn your mind into the “off” position when it’s time to go to sleep? This bedtime yoga routine will help you release those worries and ease into your evening.

One of my favorite pranayama techniques — elongating the exhales — is the star of this practice, and has been proven to reduce anxiety and promote better sleep.

Practice this gentle sequence to savor the present moment, work out the day’s tension in your legs and low back, and prime yourself physiologically for relaxation.

Time: 15 minutes
Experience level:
All
Props: Yoga strap (or hand towel), Bolster (or 1-2 rolled up blankets)