Are you struggling with falling asleep? Do you lie awake at night and count sheep? Do you often feel groggy in the morning?
Here is a great exercise to help you get to sleep quicker than ever before:
While lying on your back with your arms and legs outstretched, start to relax your body and focus on your breathing. Feel yourself breathe in and breathe out. Notice your chest rising and falling as you inhale and exhale. Focus in on how oxygen feels entering and exiting your nostrils. Take 5 deep breaths.
Now, focus on relaxing your toes… give your toes the rest they need. Breathe in and breathe out…. breathe in… breathe out… Do they feel relaxed yet? Next, relax the arches of your feet. Your arches had a long day, didn’t they? Let them rest. Breathe in… breathe out….
Continue this exercise by moving up to your ankles, then your calves and shins, all the way up to the top of your head. Ironically,the goal is to never reach your head; because you should be sleeping soundly before you get there!!
Sending you wishes for a great night’s rest!
Health Coach Autumn (check me out at www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)