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 let’s be honest, 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 Veta dosha you will feel cluttered, your mind full of noise.
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 all of these.
In Hindu mythology, the god Vishnu, during his cosmic sleep, brings forth the universe from his navel. Before the world as we know it, Lord Vishnu slept on the cosmic ocean.
Once you’ve tried the exercises above, continue with these mantras for sleep
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.”
These are very basic mantras that work by the power of suggestion. These mantas will quiet your mind and help you to drift off.
But you may be looking for specific spiritual mantras, so let’s take a look.
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.
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 Contact him via Twitter or Facebook