These Sacred Mantras Make Even Insomniacs Fall Asleep In No Time Written on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 by @Paul Harrison (TheDailyMeditation Editor in Chief)
One of the world’s most fascinating forms of sleep therapy comes from the Ayurveda, a 5000 year old natural healing system that is part of the Vedic culture.
The Ayurveda states that sleep is the “nursemaid to humanity”. Sleep enables the body to restore itself to its natural, energised, pure form.
But in this day and age sleep is not a given. A combination of stress and pressure is making it near impossible to catch enough Zzzzzs.
According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 40% of people will experience insomnia at some time in their life, while 10% are currently suffering from chronic insomnia.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to find that sleeping pills are selling in record numbers. Today, 4% of people are taking sleeping medication.
But sleep medication is known to suppress the immune system, to cause digestion problems, to lower energy levels, and to cause many other side effects.
Pills are not the solution.
Spiritual healing offers a healthier alternative to sleeping pills.
Ayurvedism states that insomnia is caused by imbalance of Vata dosha, the movement of energy inside the body. If you are suffering from an imbalance of Vata dosha you will feel cluttered, your mind full of noise.
To get to sleep you need to balance vata dosha.
To balance Vata dosha, Ayurvedic tradition advocates a lifestyle that is conducive to holistic health and wellbeing, incorporating nutrition, exercise, and relaxation.
The relaxation part of that trio should come from a combination of meditation and mantra recitation.
I personally recommend beginning with the meditation. So, before continuing with this article you might like to try this technique, this beautiful technique, and these tips.
Once you’ve tried the exercises above, continue with the mantras for sleep of the next page.
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Paul M Harrison is a meditation teacher with more than ten years of experience. He also writes as a lifestyle journalist and author. The author of more than five books, you can find his works on his Amazon Author Page Paul also does freelance writing and can be contacted via our Twitter page or on our Facebook page