Yoga relaxation techniques. I don’t know if everyone wakes up refreshed. Sometimes we sleep an agitated sleep, with tossing and turning. I think the best way to sleep well is to practice yoga relaxation techniques in the daytime. Even 15 minutes a day can make a difference. Setting aside the time is the first step. Now, some folks need a bit or a lot of movement before their mind can settle. In the yogic system, the postures are a spring board for the mind to relax. However, just doing an hour of movement without the still part does nothing – no integration, no balance, no learning. Yes, yoga relaxation techniques are learned – and then you need to practice them. You can find three different ways to set up for either a seated, or lying down posture on my Yoga Mind Cd. There, you will find breathing exercises, visualization techniques, and relaxation exercises. Any of these can accompany your practice or be practiced on their own. Refresh your mind when it is at its busiest through yoga relaxation techniques so that when you go to sleep, your mind remembers how to turn itself off. You can’t expect it to get there without a bit of guidance!