Meditate for better sleep


How to meditate:

Meditation is a simple practice that can be done anywhere, anytime. You don’t need special tools or equipment. In fact, the only thing you need is a few minutes.

However, establishing a meditation routine takes practice. By making time for meditation, you’ll be more likely to enjoy its benefits.

Here are the basic steps of meditation:

• Find a quiet area. Sit or lie down, depending on what feels most comfortable. Lying down is preferable at bedtime.

• Close your eyes and breathe slowly. Inhale and exhale deeply. Focus on your breathing.

• If a thought pops up, let it go and refocus on your breathing.

As you try meditation for sleep, be patient with yourself. A meditation practice is just that — a practice. Start by meditating for 3 to 5 minutes before bed. Over time, slowly increase the time to 15 to 20 minutes. It’ll take time to learn how to quiet your mind.

Let’s look at specific meditation techniques that tend to work well for sleep and how to do each one.

    Courtesy: Health Line