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.5-Minute Mental Recharge by Catherine Wikholm
1. 5-Minute Mental Recharge
If you find it easy to fall asleep at night but you just aren’t getting enough hours, or you’ve had a particularly tiring day, then a 'power nap' can be a great solution. Take five minutes to recharge with Dr. Catherine and you'll feel more energized and productive for the rest of the day. If you have difficulty with insomnia, we recommend skipping this video.
2. How To Fall Asleep Faster
Have you ever laid in bed feeling absolutely exhausted, yet you can’t fall sleep? Tuning into physical sensations in the body is one of the most effective ways to fall asleep faster. In this session you will focus on the sensation of breathing in order to re-direct your thoughts and allow your mind to drift off to sleep.
3. Progressive Relaxation Exercise
Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that enables you to effectively relax your mind and body through systematically tensing and relaxing muscle groups. During this exercise Dr. Catherine will ask you to tense each muscle group in turn for about five seconds, before releasing. You can do this exercise at any point during the day, but it’s a great one to do in bed, especially if you are aware you are feeling a little tense and struggling to relax.
4. The World Within Sleep Story
Take a big picture look at the world around you and journey into the starry night above with this enchanting sleep story. Snuggle up and let the calming tones of Natasha's voice lull you to sleep tonight.
5. Mountain Summit Sleep Story
Summit the peak of a majestic mountain in this soothing sleep story. Not only will the mediative tones of Natasha's voice lull you to sleep, this story will also help inspire a sense of opportunity and success.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.