Whether you spend each day at a desk or on your feet, your commute is a quick walk or a long drive, you did a 20-minute HIIT workout or an hour of Pilates, your body gets put through its paces on a daily basis.
So it’s important to give it a little TLC at the end of the day by stretching before bed. (BTW, here’s how to get the most out of savasana in class, or, you know, bed…)
“Stretching before bed not only relaxes you, it also keeps your muscles flexible so you’re less likely to experience discomfort during everyday activities,” says Sarah Levey, yoga instructor at Y7 Studio in New York City.
And doing it before you tuck in can greatly impact and benefit the sleep your body gets throughout the night, which is arguably the best perk of starting a night yoga routine. “It allows you to release some of the tension you’ve built up during the day so you can prepare both your body and mind for a good night’s sleep,” says Levey.
For the best shuteye, try this night yoga routine created by Levey and Kay Kay Clivio of Pure Yoga in New York City.