Breathe your way into a peaceful night's sleep.
Posted: Jul 31 2016
Getting a good night's sleep is so important for our overall health and well-being. A good night's rest allows our mind and body a chance to rejuvenate, heal, repair, relax and recharge for a new day ahead. So if you are one that has a hard time calming down before bed, suffers from restless sleep or has trouble switching the "off" button then try this breath technique to help calm the mind and let go of any tension and stress before climbing into bed for a warm, cozy and peaceful night's rest.
You may want to prepare the space by lighting a candle and dimming the lights, maybe wrap a shawl around your shoulders not only for a little extra warmth but for setting the intention that this is your special time for rest, relaxation and winding down.
Start by sitting in easy pose (comfortably in a cross legged position), keeping the hips grounded begin to lift up through the spine, through the back of the neck and and now through the crown of the head, tilt the chin down slightly to apply a throat lock, you should feel an extra expansion through the back of the head. Once you feel comfortable, let the breath settle for a moment.
Now place your left hand on the left knee in Gyan Mudra (touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger) and keep the arm straight.
Raise the right hand to your face and close off the right nostril with the thumb and keep the other fingers extending straight up, like little antenna's, and gently close the eyelids and direct your focus up to the brow point (the top of the nose where the eyebrows meet).
Now begin to take 26 long, equal, slow and smooth breaths. In through the Left nostril and out through the Left nostril. After your 26th inhale and exhale take one last deep inhale and suspend the breath for 10 - 30 seconds, exhale and relax.
Sit for a moment and notice the shift in energy. When you are ready, gently open the eyes and prepare for a magical night's sleep.
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