Sleep

The golden chain that ties our health and bodies together.

We need sleep to repair and restore our muscles, tissues and memory but we also need sleep to support our emotional, mental and physical selves.


Practicing breathing exercises is a great way to get a good night's sleep.

Taking A Full Breath

  1. Put one hand on your belly.
  2. Through the nose inhale slowly as you expand the belly.
  3. Pause slightly.
  4. Exhale deeply and contract your belly.
  5. Relax.
  6. Repeat.

Calming Breath

  1. Inhale as you count to four in your head.
  2. Hold your breath as you count to four again.
  3. Exhale as you count to four.
  4. Relax for a few seconds.
  5. Repeat twice.

Practice this throughout the day rather than just before you go to sleep or to calm down. The goal of this breathing exercise is to ensure you are aware of your breathing to slow down your mind and body.

Breathing for Balance

  1. Exhale completely through both of your nostrils.
  2. Press your thumb or forefinger against your right nostril, closing it completely, then inhale slowly through your left nostril alone.
  3. Hold your inhaled breath for a few seconds provided it is comfortable.
  4.  Close your left nostril and exhale through your right nostril alone. 
  5. Hold your inhaled breath for a few seconds provided it is comfortable.
  6. Inhale through the right nostril, then release your finger from your left nostril, close off the right, and exhale through the left nostril. 
  7. Repeat the cycle five to fifteen times, whatever you feel comfortable with.
  8. Stop, relax and allow breathing through both nostrils.

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Get A Good Night's Sleep!