A good night’s sleep is vital to a healthy body and a happy life. It allows our bodies to repair themselves, build muscle, and recharge batteries as well. Fortunately, if you suffer from inadequate sleep patterns, meditation might be the answer. Taking a few simple steps every night for around ten minutes before bed might be just what you need—and here’s the best way to accomplish that.
This meditation is best if you’re lying down, although you can also sit down if you prefer. You can lie on the floor or in bed with your legs outstretched, which will help you relax.
Take a deep breath to the count of four, hold it in for two seconds, and then breathe out to the count of six. Follow the movement of your breath.
Let Everything Go
As you breathe out, try to let everything go. Allow every inkling of stress and anxiety to wash away as you expel them from your body with your breath.
Feel the Sensation of Being Held
As you feel yourself relaxing, pay attention to the floor or bed that’s supporting you. As you go limp, notice that the world is holding you and comforting you.
Roll Over onto Your Side
After around ten minutes, roll gently onto your side, or get up slowly if you’re on the floor. Ideally, your mind, body, and soul should be in an optimal state for passing out smoothly.