Sleep Well

In my last blog post I wrote about the book How To Meditate: A Beginners Guide.

I have been practicing meditation most days after I work out ( I am working on building strength in my neck, upper back and abdominal muscles as recommended by a very helpful osteopath) and my yoga practice. It has been helping me to feel more mindful in my day to day life. It is a valuable practice. In the book Yuttadhammo speaks about insomnia. Practicing meditation can be very helpful in resolving insomnia. Here is a quote to explain how the simple method of meditation that he teaches in his book and YouTube series can help insomniacs to sleep better:

“Insomnia is not a problem for meditators since they are able to meditate even in the lying position and keep their minds free from stress. People who have difficulty falling asleep should train themselves to watch the stomach rise and fall, noting “rising”, “falling”, all night if necessary. Even if they are not able to fall asleep ( which is unlikely, given the calm state of mind while meditating) they will find themselves rested as if they had slept soundly through the night.”

Published by Renée Martel

I am a yoga teacher, and an electrician. I write a yoga blog, and I teach yoga classes online. My other blog is called End Lockdowns. In a democracy we accept that people have different opinions, and we allow those opinions to be voiced. My opinion which is that lockdowns are not scientific, and do not create healthy communities. The medical community at one point knew that informed consent was an important value. Currently the medical community has been split and there is a vocal part of it that thinks there are no issues with coercion and force in medicine. The part of the medical community that believes in mandating medical procedures and segregation is currently promoted through social media and other big tech. We are seeing a huge shift in wealth as a result. Poverty does not make people healthier. I do not think using force and coercion in medicine is a health promoting way to function. In the future, this will fail. It is only a matter of when. "Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other." Yogacarya Sri T Krishnamacharya 

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