It's an oft-cited statistic: 60 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia. In our battle to conquer sleeplessness, we've explored a variety of tools: from melatonin to bedtime routines.
However, yoga doesn't figure high on that list. In the West, yoga is seen primarily as a fitness routine. But the ancient discipline is as much about regulating one's lifestyle as it is about weight-loss. There exist a plethora of yoga poses that lend themselves specifically to relaxation and insomnia reduction. Using "The Woman's Yoga Book" and "Yoga Therapy For Overcoming Insomnia" for reference, we've created a list of the seven yoga poses that are best for insomnia relief. These slow stretching asanas are ideal for an end-of-day wind-down. End your routine with savasana or corpse pose and then let sleep take over.