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. Calm A Busy Mind
Your state of mind at bedtime has a major influence on achieving a good night’s rest. When you feel relaxed, it’s much easier to drift off than when you feel preoccupied with worry. An effective way to stop worry in its tracks is through visualization or guided imagery. In this session, Dr. Catherine will guide you through this technique and enable you to switch your mind into 'sleep mode'.
3. 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.
4. Summer Day Sleep Story
This meditative sleep story is a journey through a summer's day. Fill your mind with warm thoughts and a sense of gratitude as you drift into a restful and restorative night of sleep.
5. Ocean Journey Sleep Story
Experience the stress-reducing power of a well-crafted story. In this session you will float away on an ocean journey through calm waters while enjoying the soft tickle of sun on your skin.
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. 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.