Today I’ve been continuing my mission to discover all the best cultural and spiritual techniques from around the world, and to bring them together into this one website. And I’ve just discovered something truly exceptional: the most powerful sleep mantras in the world.
All enlightened spiritualists know that the answers to most health problems lies not in a bottle of pills, but within the deep recesses of the human mind. Insomnia is no different. Thanks to these powerful mantras even the worst insomniacs are getting a good night’s sleep.
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 sound 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.
A much better solution is found in sleep mantras.
I personally used to suffer from chronic insomnia (mostly thanks to the lads above my room in University who insisted on playing Unreal Tournament at a billion decibels every night). It was only thanks to sleeping mantras that I was able to solve the problem and start getting sound sleep. Simply by practicing mantras before sleeping I was able to silence my mind and get quality sleep at night. I’m confident that these mantras will grant you a peaceful night sleep too.
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 good 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.
Once you’ve tried the exercises above, continue with the mantras for sleep on the next page.