A restful night's sleep is essential for many facets of daily life. Learn healthy nighttime rituals and listen to guided meditations designed to have you sleeping soundly every night.Deep Sleep Story by Natasha Kerry
1. Deep Sleep Story
In this session Natasha will lead you through a deep sleep story visualisation which will allow you to completely switch off the mind and fall into a state of deep, restorative sleep.The aim is to simply enjoy the process of relaxing consciously and to witness your mind slowing down and any sensations in the body. This is a wonderful session to come back to whenever you start to feel tense, physically or mentally, or simply off balance.
2. Breath Exercise For Sleep
Paying attention to our breath is a powerful way of bringing our awareness to the present moment and slowing down our thoughts. In this session Natasha will guide you through the practice of alternating the flow of breath between each nostril. The purpose of this breathing technique is to calm the nervous system by slowing the breath rate down and introducing short holds to the breath. This will allow you to clear your mind, let go of any worries and prepare you for evening relaxation and a deep sleep.
3. Gentle Stretches For Bed
In this session Natasha will guide you through a deeper physical practice that will allow you to release storied tension in the body. She will demonstrate 3 simple, restorative poses which you can hold for up to 5 minutes each in order to calm the nervous system, lower stress levels and prepare the body for a restorative restful sleep.
4. Body Relaxation Exercise
Just like any other habits, training your mind to calm down when we are ready to sleep requires practice. In this session, Natasha is going to take you through a sensation meditation which will allow you to deepen your awareness of each area of your body and become more aware of your natural breathing process. Your body will begin to relax whilst the mind remains aware and this deepens our awareness of the relaxation process.
5. Stretches To Sleep Better
In order for us to feel relaxed in the evening, it is important that we have a way to release stored tension in the body. In this session Natasha will guide you through specific postures and poses that will induce a relaxed state by settling the nervous system, slowing our heart rate down and calming the mind in preparation for sleep. This practice is best practiced early evening or just before bed so as to make use of the full benefit of calming your nervous system.
6. Calm Mind For Sleep
After a busy day it can be a struggle for many of us to relax and unwind. In this session, Natasha will guide you through an exercise to calm the mind in preparation for sleep. If you lay awake at night with a busy, alert mind then this exercise will bring your attention back to the present moment and physical sensations in your body. The mind can then more easily switch off and the body is allowed to rest.