I received a request for guided meditations to help prepare for sleep so here is one to get you started. Make sure you’re ready for bed before listening. Nothing kills a sleepy vibe like having to brush and floss before turning the lights out.
The other night, I must’ve slept funny because I woke up with a stiff lower back. Then I spent hours at my desk which didn’t help. Here’s a simple child’s pose variation that offered me some relief by stretching my lower back. Try this at work, in between patients or at lunch time to give your back a gentle stretch.
Queen pose (reclining bound angle pose) is a great way to open tight hips, stretch your groin and get ready for a luxurious sleep. If you can, do this pose daily for at least 5 minutes and up to 20 minutes. Don’t be surprised if you end up so relaxed that you fall asleep.
It might sound obvious, but many people aren’t very discerning or creative about how they spend their downtime, especially dentists. People often think they’re resting when they’re really not. For example, maybe you count scrolling through Twitter for a couple of hours as relaxation. That might be restful to some people, but for many, it’sContinue reading “Do You Know What Actually Relaxes You?”
When I first started meditating regularly, I had a meditation teacher guiding me. The first several times, her soothing voice would lull me to sleep. Of course, when this happens, you are technically sleeping, not meditating. My teacher explained that falling asleep was not uncommon for people new at the practice of meditation. In thisContinue reading “Falling Asleep While Meditating?”