You will be amazed to know how Bedtime Meditation can do wonders for the body and mind. It offers benefits that go deep down to the subtler levels of our personality. Practitioners say that it often brings immediate physio-psychological benefits, such as reduced stress and better sleep, and that it has the potential to heal psychological wounds. Bedtime meditation offers a gentle approach. Most of the Bedtime meditation usually starts with body awareness, then the practitioner starts working compassionately with thoughts and emotions as they arise, and gradually this practice leads the meditator to access a greater field of awareness. That’s why Bedtime Meditation for Anxiety is getting very popular.
Is it difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep? Do you often wake up feeling tired? Trouble settling your mind before bed and wake up anxious? Bedtime meditation might help! If practiced regularly Bedtime meditation can heal past traumatic interpersonal relationships, empower you to release your vital energy held hostage by blame, anger, guilt, jealousy, hatred, fear, and attachment. Regular practice of Bedtime meditation can help restore and maintain your vital life energy, prevent disease and even improve your mood. You will find that you will respond to day to day stressful situations in your life with more calm and ease.
If you’ve ever tried meditation and found it difficult, know that you are not alone. There are some specific meditative exercises that can help us nod off when our minds are in overdrive. I prefer Countdown Deepening Exercises as it’s easy yet effective. It doesn’t take a lot of depth to be able to use the technique. It is so simple that it can be difficult to accept that this practice can be extremely effective and powerful. Simply counting down and pouring all your focus into the count has a very natural relaxing effect. Let’s try.
Taking a warm shower or bath at night adjusts your body temperature so you’re nice and groggy by the time you hit the sack. I suggest you to keep your showers short and moderately warm. 5 and 15 minutes would work best.
Now write down your to do list of next day in a piece of paper and keep it another room or you can keep a journal and write down any matters that bother you. When you close the journal, tell yourself: “I’m finished thinking about that for tonight.” It actually helps instill a sense of peace in your mind.
Countdown Deepening Exercises
Now go to bed. Close your eyes. Release any tension in your body.
Start counting 100 to 1.
Count slowly…There is no rush.
100, 99, 98……90…..
Just watch the numbers descend one by one as you sink more and more deeply into relaxation.
Say to yourself mentally “Relax”…
Feel how relax you are….
Enjoy the peacefulness….
Relax and go deeper….
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 1……
Make it your daily practice. Try to take an occasional deep breath while counting. Count slowly. If you count slowly, you’ll be able to breathe at a better pace. Repeat this until you feel your mind focus less on your stressful thoughts.