As a meditation teacher one of the questions I am asked more than any other is “How can I cure insomnia with meditation.”
Perhaps it’s not surprising that I am asked this question so frequently. After all, forty eight percent of people are reported to suffer from occasional insomnia, and 22% suffer from insomnia every night. That’s a staggering statistic.
Mercifully meditation can cure insomnia. There are many wonderful meditation techniques that will have dreaming away in no time. Such as this technique, this beautiful technique, and all of these. Right now I’d like to share a slightly different cure for insomnia: mantras.
There are specific ancient and sacred mantras that will create a beautiful night’s sleep for you. I will share those with you in just a moment. But first I’d like to give some important and valuable tips.
Important and valuable tips on using mantras for insomnia
To use mantras to get to sleep,you first need to create the right atmosphere. Here are a few tips on doing precisely that.
Quiet: A peaceful atmosphere will help your mind to drift off.
Complete other priorities first: It’s a lot easier to go to sleep at night if you haven’t got extra stresses on your mind. Personally, when I wake up in the morning I tell myself that I’m going to earn a good night’s sleep. I write a list of the things that might prevent me from sleeping (like work related issues for instance) and make sure they are done before nighttime. That way, by the time I go to sleep I don’t have those same things on my mind.
Meditate: Whenever you use a mantra it’s best to meditate for ten minutes first. That way, your mind is already relaxed before you begin using the mantra. Meditate once in the day time for at least ten minutes.
Clean environment: A beautiful, clean home helps the mind to relax.
Exercise: A bit of gentle exercise helps to relax the mind.
Now then, let’s discuss the specific mantras below.
Mantras for good sleep and insomnia
I am sharing a variety of powerful mantras. they come from different cultures and encompass different spiritualities. First of all, let’s take a look at a few English mantras for good sleep and insomnia.
- “I am calm and still.”
- “The world is sleeping and all is well.”
- “I welcome sleep into myself.”
- “I am breathing deeply and calmly, becoming more and more relaxed with each breath.”
Now I would like to share with you some sacred mantras.
Mantra for Good Sleep and curing insomnia # 1
This mantra has five sounds (it is a panj shabad mantra. It balances the brain’s hemispheres. Poor sleep and insomnia are frequently caused by a lack of balance in the chemicals of the brain. The Sa Ta Na Ma mantra promotes balance and returns us to our regular, healthy mental state.
Mantra for Good Sleep 2
Often, insomnia is caused by a mental block. In order to overcome these blocks we need to enter a state of flow. This is where this mantra comes in. It removes fears and other kinds of mental blocks so we can relax and get to sleep.
Mantra for Good Sleep 3
This final mantra for good sleep promotes inner peace and well-being.