If you're one of the estimated 10% that suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), then you'll know how unbearable it can be.
What is RSL? A neurological disorder that results in uncontrollable urges to move mainly your legs (can also be arms) or feeling weird sensations in your body. The sensations range; pain or an aching in muscles, an itch you can't scratch or a feeling "it's right in your bones". Limbs can also jerk which can affect yours and your partners sleep.
It's important you get checked out for any underlying medical issues, once all clear, here's a few things I find helpful to ease restless legs before going to bed:
Yoga pose - Viparita Karani: (Inverted lake pose/legs up the wall)
Getting into it is not always graceful, but once there it is extremely relaxing, as well as beneficial to our health. Imagine how hard the heart must work to pump blood back up for the feet all day.
In Viparita Karani gravity's pull is reversed and the heart gets to have a mini-break.
I also find this practice a great pre-bed routine and wind down from the day which can also help achieve a great night's sleep. I often incorporate a breathing exercise at the same time. We're all unique and what works for one, may not work for another however I have received numerous positive comments on this practice from RLS suffers.
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