🫶🏻 Clients I’ve worked with find mudras (gestures) fascinating. Mudras are simple, portable, and can be very effective in falling asleep when you wake up in the middle of the night. A mudra is a symbolic gesture using your body, hands, and/or fingers to stimulate bodily systems responsible for processes like breathing, the flow of energy, and moods. If you think you have never tried a mudra, think again. If you have done a hearth shape 🫶🏻 with your hands while taking a selfy, that’s a mudra. Yet, you need to use it intentionally to receive its effects and call it a mudra. Wanna try my favorite calming mudra?? -Simply place your right hand across your heart and your left hand on top of your right. -Breathe naturally and rest your awareness on the calming touch of hands to heart. -Rest here 1–2 minutes and enjoy the benefits your healing hands offer. This mudra is called Hridaya, is the gesture of the spiritual heart, and it can be very calming. This simple gesture directs awareness and energy into the heart center, cultivating a sense of trust and safety. It can help release stress-related tension from the chest. Hridaya mudra is also said to instill a greater sense of confidence in meeting challenges, which reduces the effects of stress and supports the immune system. I’m sure we can all agree that our immune system could use extra love these days, right? I love using Hridaya at the begging of my classes to get grounded and set an intention for my practice, as well as at night to prepare for a good night’s sleep. Give it a try and please share it with a loved one. Avocado hugs, Monica PS – Interested in learning more about these ancient tools? Click the link below to join us in the Sleep Simplified group here at Guidely. 🫶🏻 https://community.guidely.com/groups/MONICALEBARON

Posted by Monica Le Baron - Sleep💤 at 2023-03-31 17:06:55 UTC