Bedtime meditation is a great way to end your day. Think of it as the ‘cool down’ after an intense workout session this is the time you turn off your brain and tell it to rest. How does one do that? You guessed it meditation! It’s time to relax and get ready for bed for a restful sleep. Meditation is one of the most known ways to relax and relieve any stress from the day so let’s get into the relaxation and get a more restful night’s sleep.
How To Practice Bedtime Meditation
I like to start my sleep time meditation in the shower. I do shower energy cleanse and rinse off the day. If you choose not to, you don’t have to, but it’s a great visualization and mindset.
Tell yourself “Your day is over and in the past. It’s time to prepare for the new” Take one deep breath and continue on with your nightly routine.
Once you’re in bed get in your comfortable position and begin to feel heavy here. Place one hand on your chest and another on your stomach. Begin to breathe deeply, through your nose and out through your mouth.
We’re going to breathe in and out 10 times. in through the nose for one then exhale on two repeat til you reach ten. On the last exhale close your eyes and return your breath to normal.
Visualize yourself in a gentle setting. This can be floating down a calm river with the moonlight overhead or floating through space. Whatever creates a more calm atmosphere in your mind visualizes yourself there.
Remember that this is your time, your time for rest and peace. The day is done and it’s time to focus on calming your mind and letting it be. It’s fine if your mind wanders just bring it back to your breathing.
Usually, after 10 minutes, you get sleepy and fall asleep. The purpose of this practice is to make you sleepy and fall asleep. If you’re doing this before your nighttime routine then the practice is still the same and but the ending is different.
If you’re doing this outside of the bed then once you’ve completed your practice for the allotted time bring your mind back to your breathing. Take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth. Check-in with your body starting at your toes through the legs up to the fingertips til you reach your head. Once you reach your head slowly open your eyes. Wiggle your toes and fingers to get the blood flowing and it with a big stretch. Now go to bed!
I hope you found this helpful and that it improves your sleep. Bedtime meditation is something that I practice regularly especially when my insomnia is bad it always puts me to sleep. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me through Instagram or Facebook at A Little Hippieish.
Thank you and I’ll talk to you soon!