Having Trouble Falling Asleep?

Being a yogi, or yogini  is much more than "just" practising Yoga - It can be a whole lifestyle if you want. With a yogic diet, a certain way to dress, talk, walk, wake up & go to bed :)  if you have trouble falling asleep at night, here are a few tips:

If you haven’t done any exercises during the day, a walk before bedtime is a good way to let go of any stress or tensions in the body.
Make sure not to eat too late or too heavy, let the digestive system rest during the night too.

Comb your hair down with a wooden comb for a calming effect. Brush your teeth thoroughly; including the root of the tongue to get rid of all bacteria. Wash your feet with cold water and massage them with almond oil. And yes - COLD water :) We have 72 000 nerves in our body, and they all ends down the feet, so this is a great way to relax the whole nervous system.
Drink a glass of water so the body won’t get dehydrated during the night.

When in bed, before going to sleep, meditate or do some reading or say your prayers – but make sure to give gratitude for everyone and everything you have experienced so far in life – Be thankful 

Now it is time to let go of all worries and let your body and mind relax. So lie down on your back and do some long deep breathing before you turn onto your right side, and now breathe only through your left nostril (you can close off the right nostril with help from your pillow or the thumb on your right hand). This brings a calming and cooling effect on both body and brain. Lying like this will also let the heart relax, and the stomach and small intestines drain while sleeping. It will for sure work to get you into a nice and relaxed rest. And when you go to sleep relaxed, you will wake up relaxed!

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