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Posted on: 15-09-14
How breathing exercises can induce better sleep

Most people follow a bedtime ritual, such as having a cup of hot tea, lighting a candle or meditating etc. if you have a trouble falling asleep at night and you tend to wake up in the midst of your sleep there are certain methods to cop up with such situations. It’s actually possible to breathe yourself to sleep—in just 5 minutes or less.

Such techniques are initially drawn out from yogic methods and 'pranayams' also known as an ancient practice that means 'regulation of breath'. Breathing is said to an entirely unconscious mechanism, still it could be controlled and tamed and thus, it could influence your heart rate, blood pressure, blood circulation , hormone production levels and other metabolic functions of your body.

The breath, inhaled and exhaled is a common denominator in whatever we do. It touches almost every dimension of your life. It has got a direct and dramatic effect on your health, emotions, creativity etc and also been adopted by almost every spiritual tradition to have a deeper state of meditation, prayer and contemplation.

You can practice the below given breathing exercise in order to have a good night sleep.

(1)Inhale through the nose for a count of 6
(2)Hold for a count of 3
(3)Exhale through the nose for a count of 6
(4)Hold for a count of 3
(5)Repeat this series 4 more times
(6)Next, inhale through the nose for a count of 6
(7)Exhale through the nose for a count of 6
(8)Repeat this series 4 more times.

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