Have you ever wondered how to meditate in bed before you sleep and whether it works?
Well it does and it doesn’t. It comes down to the type of meditation and what it is used for.
Some meditations are very activating. They wake you up and make you alert. This is not the type of meditation you want to be doing before sleep. Otherwise you will feel like you have had caffeine hit and will be awake for hours!
Instead choose calming and relaxing meditations. Ones that are designed to slow you down.
Decide whether to meditate sitting upright in your bed or lying down ready to sleep. Remember if you are choosing to sit up and meditate, select meditations which are designed to promote sleep.
Just on that, do not make your bed your mediation hub. This is a place for sleep and rest. That is the energy you need to create in this space. The intention of meditating in bed is to put your asleep.
If you are looking to start a daily meditation practice, find a space in another part of your house just for you. Meditate there every day in the same place, at the same time. Soon the energy will become super charged with the vibe of meditation.
How to Meditate in Bed Before Sleep
Here are two meditations to get you started in learning how to meditate in bed before sleep. One is sitting up right and the other is lying down.
They are both pranayama/breathing meditations. Super easy and simple to do.
1. Left Nostril Breathing
Left nostril breathing taps into the energy of the moon. It is relaxing, calming and introspective. This is a great meditation to bring you within and prepare you for sleep.
2. Long Deep Breathing
Long deep breathing is the second technique to learn how to meditate in bed before sleep. This one is done lying down on your back. This is my favourite. I end up asleep in minutes.
The goal is to maintain awareness of your breath and observe the response throughout your body.
Now its over to you...
There you have it. Two techniques on how to meditate before bed to get you started.
Long deep breathing is my favourite. I don’t need to do this for very long before I become deeply relaxed and fall asleep.
Try both of these meditation techniques and see which one works for you. Let me now in the comments section below, as I would love to hear about your experience.
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