Well, it’s apparently different for each person, but here are the things that have helped me.
Move my legs, rather than lying still. For example, I can slowly move my legs during savasana, and that helps. Yin yoga is completely out for evenings when I’m having the restless legs.
Avoid sugar. That seems to be a trigger for me, especially if eaten later in the day.
Stretch my legs before bed, especially my thighs and calves. I’ve been doing Tracey Noseworthy’s Bedtime Vinyasa right before bed, which is great, but sometimes I have to separately stretch my thighs afterwards in addition.
Exercise, but not too much, and not too late in the day.
I haven’t tried meditation specifically for this condition, but if my legs are feeling restless, there is no way to sit still to meditate. I suppose a moving meditation, like walking, might help.
Magnesium. I take magnesium every day, in the form of lotion I put on my legs before doing my evening yoga. That is not an in-the-moment fix, but does help over the long term.
I would love to hear what anyone else has tried.
I would also like to see more videos along the line of Tracey’s Bedtime Vinyasa, the one by Rachel Scott. I find that often in the evening I’m looking for something that gets me moving, but is not too strenuous. I feel like a lot of the videos on DYWM are either restorative, quiet, and gentle, which is too much stillness, or rigorous vinyasa practices which are too much energy for right before bedtime. Something that is like a toned-down vinyasa that stretches the entire body would be great.
Thanks for everything you do! DYWM has been a godsend for me.