Waking Up Stiff

by Lalit Gupta
(New Delhi)

Sleeping Positions And Use of Pillows

I wake up very stiff. I am able to do anything at all only after 11 am. It does not matter what time I sleep. I feel it is due to bad sleeping positions. I use a high pillow and sometimes without pillow. Nothing helps. Please advise.

Answer

Try to eat early dinner and do some rhythmic breathing or ujjayi breaths before sleeping. You can use a light pillow and try to sleep preferably in the supine position. Getting a deep sleep is most important requirement for you. If the sleep is disturbed, the body is not able to relax completely at night and may result in stiffness.

There can be so many reasons for the stiffness. This is most likely due to lack of exercise, lower fitness level, lack of adequate sleep or poor quality of sleep. Hope you are not having any problem of cervical spondylysis.

Are you doing any regular exercise? I think doing yoga daily will resolve your problems.

Try to do the following for four weeks:-
~ Do regular yoga, meditation and yoga nidra.
~ Eat a balanced sattvik diet.
~ Get good nights sleep.
~ Eat a low calorie and early dinner.

Hope this will help.
Daljit


Click here to read or post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Yoga Poses.

Recent Articles

  1. Healthy Vegetarian Diet For Yoga

    Feb 21, 17 03:12 PM

    Vegetarian Diet For Yoga List Healthy Choice of Food Recommended For Yoga Practitioners

    Read More

  2. PCOS and Pregnancy - Thank You, Daljit

    Jan 26, 17 01:21 PM

    Dear Daljit ji, I contacted you in 2015 for guidance. I have PCOS and was trying to conceive. You helped me by sharing a wonderful book - Asana Pranayama

    Read More

  3. Lynn Chasan

    Dec 07, 16 12:38 PM

    Hello Daljit.. I am 61 years old and live in Johannesburg South Africa. I tore knee ligaments after a bad fall in 2015 and I felt my recovery was too slow.

    Read More

Get Site Updates In Your E-Mail

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner