I have heard from a lot of you lately about having difficulty falling asleep. The next time you find yourself counting sheep with no results, try this breathing technique instead:

  • Begin by inhaling and exhaling normally.
  • Do a body scan from your toes to the crown of your head. Relax every part of your body in sequential order from bottom to top.
  • After your entire body is relaxed, start breathing in to the count of 6, and exhaling to the count of 6. Breathe deep in your low belly. Repeat several times.
  • Then, breathe in to the count of 6, and exhale to the count of 7 or 8. Continue with a longer exhale for several minutes until you relax even deeper.
  • If your mind starts monkeying around, bring your attention back to your breath.
  • Have sweet dreams….

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