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Is it okay if I practice yoga in the evening? (Query)

An evening yoga practice can, in fact, help you unwind so that you relax and sleep better.

I heard that morning is the best time to practice yoga? I am a late riser, and it becomes next to impossible for me to make time for yoga in the morning. Can I practice it in the evening?

Just because you cannot wake up at the crack of dawn does not mean that you will completely write off yoga. The good news is that you can fit yoga into your schedule any time of the day.

According to yoga expert Sunaina Rekhi, an evening yoga practice can help clear your mind so that you have a restful sleep. And if you have spent your day rushing through errands and worrying about deadlines, an evening yoga practice will help relieve the stress and help you unwind. Certain poses are calming and invigorating and are in fact best done in the evening or night. Try forward bends like paschimottanasana or seated forward bending pose and uttanasana intense forward bending pose to soothe your spine. Twisting asana such as the seated spinal twist will help you distress and detoxify.

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However make sure that your stomach is empty while you practice yoga. Also, whether you practice yoga in the morning or night, ensure that you always end your practice with five to ten minutes of shavasana or corpse pose. Shavasana will help create a peaceful transition between your practice and your day.

The bottom line it isn t the time you practice yoga. The important thing is to make time for yoga and stick to the habit.

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