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Photo: Getty Images/Recep bg. Back in college when I had a lot of free time on my hands (LOL), I had a vinyasa-centric ritual. As often as I could, I would grab my yoga mat and head to a Yin class at my neighborhood studio once darkness fell in New York City. I always slept like a very happy baby on those nights. And, from a purely anecdotal point of view, right then and there, I decided: Yes! Yoga for sleep is a thing. “Sleep is a function of the parasympathetic nervous system, the system devoted to rest and digestion,” says Katie Hagel, 1,000-hour certified instructor at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. “Not surprisingly, sleep onset and yoga are both associated with an increase... Full story

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