Get Better Sleep and Improve Digestion with This 30-Second Yoga Move

Get Better Sleep and Improve Digestion with This 30-Second Yoga Move lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Video index Skillet Two Cents Vitals App directory Gear Get Better Sleep and Improve Digestion with This 30-Second Yoga Move Melanie Pinola 4/08/14 12:00pm Filed to: health sleep exercise yoga video clips 34 14 Edit Promote Share to Kinja Toggle Conversation tools Go to permalink Yoga can be great for relaxation, in addition to improving your overall health and well-being. This one move is an instant de-stresser, great for doing right before bed. Advertisement It's called "Reclined Twist." You relax in the pose while holding your bent leg towards the opposite side. The video above shows a variation of the pose, where your knee is upright; in the traditional pose, your knees are stacked over each other and against the floor, as this (much longer) video demonstrates . You can lie in it for ten deep breaths on each side or for ten minutes, if you wish. Advertisement As Bottom Line Publications points out: This simple twist releases tension in the spine, hips and back, which can interfere with a good night's sleep. The deep breathing helps you wind down, allowing you to release worries. I find it also helps with achiness in the shoulders and neck (especially if you turn your head to the opposite side of the bent knee), and Yoga Journal says it can help cure a sluggish digestion (by wringing out your insides, I guess) and low energy. Don't worry, though. It's not too energizing and might help you catch more zzz's. Beginner Yoga Positions: Reclining Twist Yoga Poses | YouTube Gear from Kinja Deals Bragi's Dash Sounds Like the Future of Headphones Your Pick For Best Sound Bar: SONOS, Plus Alternatives Sunday's Best Deals: Amazon Gadget Sale Redux, Your Favorite Travel Mug, and More Reply 34 replies Leave a reply You may also like Sploid Repairing a $30,000 Tire Is an Insanely Complicated and Satisfying Experience Today 1:04pm Kotaku Best Buy Employees Surprise Teen Who Visited Store Every Day To Play Smash Bros. Today 2:00pm Cosplay Cosplay: Teen Titans Now Young Adult Titans  Today 3:48pm Recent from Melanie Pinola 45 42 222.6K Lifehacker · Melanie Pinola Top 10 Evil Ways to Use Technology 10/28/16 5:00pm 19 84 289.5K Lifehacker · Melanie Pinola Top 10 Ways to Hack Your Grill 5/27/16 8:00am 3 13 20K Lifehacker · Melanie Pinola Cook Puff Pastry in Your Waffle Iron for a Croissant-Like Treat 5/14/16 12:00pm Share Tweet About Blog Need Help? Content Guide Lifehacker Store Redirecting to the Lifehacker store in Disclaimer: You are leaving a Gizmodo Media Group, LLC website and going to a third party site, which is subject to its own privacy policy and terms of use. Continue Permissions Privacy Terms of Use Advertising Jobs RSS ©2016 Gizmodo Media Group Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.