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Yoga Poses for Relaxation

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Yoga Poses for Relaxation

Have you ever tried a moon salutation? If you’re looking for yoga for relaxation, this simple series of poses is just the thing!

Whether you’re a yoga novice or an old pro, chances are you’ve run across the sun salutation in your practice. The sun salutation is one of my favorite yoga series. It’s invigorating, the flow is natural and smooth, and there are lots of fun ways to mix it up by throwing in extra poses.

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Moon salutation is a lesser-known series that’s just as beneficial. Unlike the sun salutation, which is meant to wake up and energize your body, moon salutation is a series of poses to help your mind focus and your body relax at the end of a long day. It’s a great yoga practice for the evenings, especially if you’re dealing with a lot of stress or have trouble sleeping.

Like any exercise, you probably don’t want to do moon salutation right before bed. Leave yourself about 30 minutes to an hour afterwards to wind down a bit. Maybe fix a cup of tea and curl up with a book!

Ready to get your moon salutation on? Check out the video on the next page!

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by bradleypjohnson

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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12:11PM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thank you, love yoga!

12:56PM PDT on May 6, 2013

Good to know. Thank you.

11:50AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

thanks so much!

7:02AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013


4:17PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Thank you. My New Year's goal was to do more yoga and meditation!

8:38AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

great! thanks

12:28PM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Very good video, thanks

7:48AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

yoga is something i want to try so i am committed to taking a class this month

4:21PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

just watching the video relaxed me....when I get a job I am going to start taking yoga classes....

7:03PM PST on Dec 27, 2012


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