Sleep meditation is a common technique to induce a more meditative sleep state.. It has been a recommended form of meditation for those suffering from sleep related stress or those suffering from recurrent nightmares..
In this post I wanted to describe a basic sleep meditation technique to help those with these recurring sleep stress issues..
Guide to Basic Sleep Meditation and the Technique
1 ) – Lay down comfortably like in a sleep position as comfortable as possible..
2 ) – Begin to unwind and let the stresses of the day wash away..
3 ) – Tell every part of the body to relax starting at the feet and then legs then hips, etc all the way up to the head and mind.. Be patient and allow the full effects of telling your body parts to take effect..
4 ) – Repeat step three twice to encourage the body to be in a more relaxed state…
6 ) – Now start to focus on your breath and let let thoughts come and go but just let them pass.. When a thought does happen just acknowledge it, but let it pass like similar to be on a train and looking at the scenery…
5 ) – Now tell yourself — “I will now go into a meditative safe state before sleep, where it is okay to fall asleep and let the meditation effect my sleeping pattern.. I give permission to myself and mind to let go in this state and allow the sleep meditation technique to take hold to allow healing, relaxation and protection in sleep..”
7 ) – Continue step 6 — focus on breath and let yourself slip into a more meditative state close to trance..
8 ) – Keep doing it until trance, sleep and meditation type state occurs and let yourself have a restful night sleep… Enjoy..