How to Sleep Better with Energy Healing & Mind-Body Techniques
Can't sleep? Here are some ways to use energy healing for sleep, along with some other alternative tools and tips for getting the rest you need.
Brain Quieter Technique
If you're lying in bed with your brain whirling, place your thumbs on your temples and rest your fingers comfortably on your forehead, where (on many people) there are two slight bumps. Hold them there, breathing slowly and evenly until you fall asleep.
Acupressure Points for Insomnia
Heart 7, "Spirit Gate"
Location: On the inside of the arm in the crease of the wrist, in the depression in line with the little finger.
Function: Calms an overactive mind, eases anxiety, relieves insomnia
Spleen 6, "Three Yin Intersection"
Location: Three to four finger-widths above the tip of the inner ankle bone, just behind the shin-bone.
Function: balances emotions, eases insomnia and anxiety (also headaches and menstrual cramps). Don't use when pregnant.
GV 16, "Wind Mansion"
Location: In the center back of your head, in the large hollow under the base of the skull.
Function: clears the head, benefits the central nervous system, releases mental stress, helps when you can't sleep, nightmares, trauma, fear, and headache.
How to Sleep Better with Belly Breathing
Belly breathing -- deep, rhythmical breathing all the way into the lower third of your lungs -- is one of the best ways to relax your nervous system and fall asleep. It bridges the gap between the physical and subtle bodies, soothing the energy as well as the body-mind, and helps to connect us to the universal energy. Plus, it helps me feel better to know that even though I'm awake and I'd rather be asleep, at least I'm doing something great for my health!
It seems counter-intuitive, but somehow surrendering to being awake helps you go to sleep. Don't get up and do something else, as some experts advise, and don't start thinking. Just lie there and be OK about being awake.
On an energetic level, I think that giving up your resistance to being awake somehow breaks up an energetic blockage, a sort of a shell that hardens around being awake and keeps it in place.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is a classic aromatherapy remedy for promoting sleep, using the energy of the lavender plant to help soothe and smooth your energy field. Put a few drops into your pre-bedtime bath or on your pillow. You can buy it at most health food stores, and online at places such as Mountain Rose Herbs. (If you purchase it through this link, I get a small commission, which allows you to support this site at no extra cost to you. Thanks!)
How to Sleep Better with Delta Wave Binaural Beats
Delta brainwaves are the signature of deep sleep. By listening to sound tracks that contains delta frequency binaural beats, you can entrain your brain to produce delta waves, thus encouraging sleep with all the energetic benefits it brings.
You can get inexpensive i-phone applications that allow you to customize sound tracks with the kind of brain-wave binaural beats that you want -- in this case delta waves to help you sleep better. (But you can also choose alpha waves for relaxation, theta waves for creativity and meditation, and beta waves for alertness.)
Or try out this free on-line resource that allows you to customize a mix of soothing sounds, such as the ocean, birds, a steady drum beat, etc., AND add to it binaural beats for the brain state you want to achieve -- in this case, sleep. You set a timer, press start, and away you go:
You can also buy or download wonderful delta-wave sleep-promoting CDs from The Relaxation Company.
I hope these energy healing for sleep ideas and other mind-body insomnia treatments are helpful. I wish you a deep and restorative night's sleep, tonight and every night. Nancy
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