Getting a good nights rest can be the key to a positive and healthy day. When we start the day with negativity, the people we love most can be effected by it and it can cause sickness and health problems further down the road. So, a good nights sleep is crucial. However, some people surfer from insomnia and/or have a difficult time sleeping or falling asleep at night.
There are several things you can do to improve your sleeping patterns. Trying yoga for instance. Practicing daily yoga methods can increase sleeping routine. Whether you experience chronic or intermittent insomnia, a program of relaxing asana and easy meditation performed at bedtime can help you slow down mind and body and ease the transition into slumber, making for a better tomorrow.
Using the Nidra method of yoga start by:
Inviting your attention to go deep into the stillness and silence, in the space between the breasts.
As you move into the state of Yoga Nidra itself, you want to “empty, empty, empty” the field of mind.
There may be thoughts in the Dreaming mind, but you have gone past that in Yoga Nidra. Just like your attention has left the activities of the external world, your attention has also left the Dreaming state of mind, and gone further inward.
From this vantage point, all of that mental activity is now external, and is not even noticed.
Here, you completely let go of any words, thoughts, images, impressions, or pictures in the mind–completely empty.
It is this emptying which takes you to Yoga Nidra, to conscious Deep Sleep.