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You can be at peace only when your sleep cycle is working well. Sleep Cycle is explained as the circadian rhythm or biological clock of the body that, out of habit reports to the brain to respond to our external stimuli.
If you’re looking for the ideal blend of mindfulness in sleep, follow any one of the techniques below.
· If you don’t dream, you may have deep sleep disorder
When did you dream last? Are you an active dreamer? If not, what did you dream last in your life?
The dream is scientifical, described as the stage of sleep where our mind makes a film out of random thoughts and pops it on for our subconscious mind. If you are missing on dream since long, you are missing the fourth stage of sleep, also called the REM or Rapid Eye Movements Sleep or deep sleep. This is the same stage where restorative bodily processes also happen.
When you don’t dream, you’re missing out on the stage of deep sleep, which leads to sleep debt and sleep cycle issues in the coming days.
· Choose the Right Mattress
Yet another frequently neglected factor behind the correct way of practicing healthy sleep is choosing the right mattress that supports you than the other way around. The right mattress should not be too soft such that you sink into it, or one that is too firm such that it pushes you out. The perfect mattress is one that conforms to your bodily curves and sleeping positions without pressure.
Here’s a quick mattress guide to everything you need to know about buying and using the same for a mindful sleep.
· How Sleep Naked Helps to Wind the day Best
If you’ve been feeling disturbed when you hit the bed, perhaps your body and mind are disturbed. The best solution to go happily into sound slumber is sleeping naked, in loose clothes or in baggy innerwear. Sleeping nude helps to cool your body (boosts melatonin), stop aging, remove body toxins, healthy reproductive hygiene and attain deep sleep as it lets our skin cells breathe freely!
· Right Posture to Sleep in
There are right postures and wrong postures to sleep, because we spend one third of the day asleep or one third of our lifetime sleeping. If you’re going to torture and cramp your body for one-third of your life, you will surely have too many health issues towards the dusk of your life; or perhaps, die early!
The best way to sleep is on your sides with a pillow in between your legs. The pillow prevents your pelvic muscles from falling off in the case of lack of support. Sleeping on your stomach or back leads to joint pains, sleep debt and frustration in the morning!
· How to Pick the right Bed for you
Many beds today can automatically sense your sleeping issue and set specific angles of elevation for your feet and neck to feel supported, nowadays. Sleeping on the right bed ensures that you do not wake up in the middle of the night due to cramps or obstruction to the upper airflow. The right bed can help you dissolve many somnipathies including sleep apnea, insomnia, oversleeping and restless leg syndrome.
Sleep is a vital part of our body and mind. During sleep, our sleep hormones actively coax the body and mind to repair the damages or pain borne during the day.
If you’d like to dig deep into sleep, these amazing sleep hacks will help you. Sleep well and mindful today.
Our senses control our emotions and therefore our lives. We cannot escape from the perceptions created by the senses and our conscious life is ruled by them. As a result our mind is always in a flux, and happiness eludes us. To achieve lasting joy and happiness we must access our subconscious. When we are awake our mind is busy reacting to the feelings created by the senses and therefore it becomes impossible to listen to our inner voice or subconscious. Yoga Nidra or Psychic Sleep is a practice where the senses are subdued and our conscious mind can directly access the subconscious.
Yoga Nidra is derived from two words - Yoga means single pointed awareness and Nidra is sleep. During the practice of Yoga Nidra, you seem to be sleeping, but your mind functions at a deeper level of awareness. Wolfgang von Goethe used the inspirations and intuitions from this state to solve problems arising in his work. In dreams occurring in this state, discoverer of benzene ring realized the circular structure from the image of a serpent eating its own tail. Bohr saw the structure of the atom in his dreams, and Einstein propounded the theory of relativity.
Practicing Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a guided practice which generally lasts for twenty to forty minutes, depending on whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner. You have to listen to instructions and follow them mechanically without thinking about the logic and rationale behind the instructions. You must suspend critical thinking. You can listen to a recording of guided Yoga Nidra.
During the first stage of Yoga Nidra the mind is focused on external sounds. If all sensory impressions are forcibly excluded, the mind becomes restless and disturbed. Therefore, the mind is directed towards external sounds. You have to listen to the external sounds and move from one source to another. Your attitude should be that of a witness. After some time the mind slowly withdraws from the outside stimuli and automatically becomes quiet.
Resolve or sankalpa
During this stage you must think of a resolve or sankalpa. Your resolve should be precise and clear, otherwise it will not penetrate the subconscious mind. The resolve can be anything as long as it’s not frivolous. Once you have chosen a sankalpa you must not change to another. Don’t expect results overnight. Time is required depending on the nature of the resolve and the degree to which it is planted in the mind. The result depends on your sincerity and deep felt need to attain the goal of your sankalpa.
Rotation of consciousness
The next stage is rapid rotation of consciousness through the different parts of the body. The rotation of consciousness in Yoga Nidra proceeds in a definite sequence, beginning with the right thumb and ending with the little toe of the right foot; rotation from the left thumb to the little toe of the left foot. Subsequent rotations proceed from the heel to the back of the head, and from the head and individual facial features back to the legs.
Awareness of the breath
After these rotations of consciousness have been completed, physical relaxation is continued and completed by drawing attention to the breath. In this practice one simply maintains awareness of the breath; there should be no attempt to force or change it. One may watch the breath in the nostrils, in the chest, or in the passage between the navel and the throat.
Ending the practice
The practice of Yoga Nidra ends by repeating your resolve. This direct order from the conscious mind to the unconscious enables you to radically change your attitude, behavior and destiny. It is very important that the resolve be stated clearly and positively. This will give the mind strength and a positive outlook. You should have sincere faith in the resolve. This faith strengthens the effect of the resolve on the unconscious mind, so that the resolve will become a reality in your life.
The practice of Yoga Nidra is concluded by gradually bringing the mind from the condition of psychic sleep to the waking state.
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