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Calm the Mind – improve sleep naturally


Man on phone in bedA busy mind can be tired, yet unable to sleep.

It’s probably obvious, but just for the record, the head is at the upper part of the body. That’s where the brain is too. Not that the mind is limited to the brain, but it sure has some deep roots there.

A busy mind translates into too much energy up there in the head.

A “simple” remedy to improve sleep naturally is to bring the energy down, and out of the head. As the energy is more balanced throughout the whole body, the mind will be calmer. As the mind calms, sleep is more likely.

How to bring the energy down from the head.

Place your mind, your awareness, and all of your attention on your breath.
This is not so simple at first, but with practice, it becomes easier. Use the breath as a focal point for your mind. It won’t be long until you are off zipping through your thoughts again – that is completely natural. Be gentle with yourself, and just draw your attention back to your breath. Feel how the breath moves in and out of your nose, throat, lungs.

The more you keep bringing your attention back to your breath, the more your mind will begin to slow down as the energy is rebalanced throughout your whole body. Give it try, and use the comment box below to let us know how it goes.

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.

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