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Posted by: Joanna McCracken on May 8, 2019
Having trouble getting to sleep? Consider giving yourself some yoga nidra – a systematic meditation method for inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Yoga nidra is performed while lying comfortably on your back with your legs extended and your arms by your side. Spend a few moments feeling into the breath as it moves in and out of your body. Move your attention to each of the following parts of the body: right hand thumb, first finger, second finger, third finger, fourth finger, right hand palm, back of the hand, right hand wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm, right shoulder, right armpit, right side of the chest, right-side waist, right hip, right thigh, knee, lower leg, top of the right foot, sole of the foot, right big toe, second toe, third toe, fourth toe, fifth toe. Then repeat on the left side starting with the left thumb. Then move through the front side of the body, then the back side of the body in much the same way. Give it a try next time you're tossing and turning at night!