Below is a very simple but elegant breathing exercise shared by Dr. Weil.
I thought I’d share the video and then repost some additional links on sleeping and insomnia and how to reframe possible problems in that domain.
The method, pioneered by Harvard-trained Dr Andrew Weill, is described as a ‘natural tranquilizer for the nervous system’ helping to quickly reduce tension and allowing the body to relax.
4-7-8 breathing technique can help you nod off in just a minute
The claim that it can make you nod off in just a minute is a bit excessive though I’m sure that for some folks it might do that. It’s more realistically a way to generally calm down the nervous system. Whether you want to go to sleep or simply quickly relax yourself in a stressful situation.
More to help with sleep issues:
Help for insomnia…
Reframe your insomnia
Audios for free download (good for anxiety, insomnia and can assist meditation in general)
Broken sleep: the upside of waking up in the middle of the night
Yoga nidra: deep (conscious) sleep, relax and rejuvinate
Yoga for sleep, insomnia, or deep relaxation
SLEEPING after coming off heavily sedating psych drugs. It gets better.
It gets better: Sleep, insomnia and iatrogenic injury
For a multitude of ideas about how to create a life filled with safe alternatives to psychiatric drugs visit the drop-down menus at the top of this page.
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