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A short meditation with Mikayla to help you sleep
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Meditation For Sleep With Mikayla
Skylight • Ep 2
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Meditation For Sleep With Mikayla
Meditation For Sleep With Mikayla
Skylight • Ep 2 • 05:11

Practicing meditation before bedtime is one way to get a good night's sleep. This simple exercise can greatly improve your sleep quality and general well-being. Meditation as part of your nightly practice helps to quiet the mind and release tension from the day.

One of the advantages of meditation is its capacity to calm the neurological system, indicating to your body that it is time to relax. The steady concentration on your breath or relaxing images gradually lowers rushing thoughts, preparing you for a restful sleep. This not only encourages better sleep, but it also helps to boost mood.

Furthermore, including meditation into your bedtime routine creates a feeling of rhythm. As you develop this practice, you may notice that the fears and anxieties gradually fade. Meditation for sleep is a simple yet effective exercise that creates a calm mental environment conducive to healthy sleep.


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Welcome to this meditation for restful sleep. Find a comfortable position that feels restful and relaxed.This will help prepare you for sleep. When you feel like you’ve found a good position, close your eyes and take a deep breath in, slowly and gently. Inhale deeply, and notice how the air fills your lungs. As you exhale, feel all the tension and stress leave your body as the air releases. Now, take another deep breath, even deeper than the last one. As you reach the top of your breath, pause and notice the stillness there. Exhale and feel that stillness once again at the bottom of your breath. Keep breathing like this, focusing on the natural stillness that exists at the top and bottom of each breath. Allow this stillness to ground you in the present moment, and to begin to calm and quiet your mind. Give yourself permission to let go of everything that has been consuming your thoughts before starting this meditation. There is nowhere else you need to be, and nothing else you need to be doing. Allow your mind to wind down and rest. Now, think about your higher power, whatever that may mean to you. Perhaps it's a deity, the universe, nature, or your own inner wisdom. Imagine this higher power surrounding you with love and support as you drift off to sleep. Allow this connection to fill your spirit and provide a sense of peace and comfort. As you continue to breathe slowly and deeply, feel the cycle of your breath throughout your entire body. Visualize your breath flowing in and out of every muscle and cell, from the top of your head all the way down to the tips of your toes. As you do this, notice any places where you may be holding stress or anxiety, or where there might be soreness or tension. Focus on these areas and intentionally breathe into them. Unfurrow your brow, unclench your jaw, and open your palms. Observe any other areas of your body that may still be holding onto tension and breathe into them, allowing that tension to be released. Return your breath to its normal rhythm and pattern, but keep your focus on it. Allow it to be your anchor as you drift off into a restful sleep. Now, set an intention for the kind of sleep you want to have. It's common to worry about not getting enough sleep or having restless nights, but what we focus on expands. So, rather than dwelling on what you don't want, set a positive intention for a sleep that is peaceful, restful, deep, and relaxing. Allow this intention to settle into your being. Visualize yourself feeling rested, peaceful, and relaxed. As we move into a silent part of the meditation, let’s practice some spiritual self-care by expressing gratitude for our blessings in life. Call to mind a few things from today or the recent past that you're grateful for. It can be as simple as feeling grateful for your health, safety, or willingness to take time for self-care. Spend some time with each one, giving yourself the gift of gratitude and pleasant feelings. Allow these feelings to gently ease you into a peaceful and restful sleep. Remember, you are a spiritual being deserving of restful, deep sleep. Allow yourself to connect with your higher power and drift off into a peaceful slumber. Sweet dreams.

Watching Now
Meditation For Sleep With Mikayla
Meditation For Sleep With Mikayla
Skylight • Ep 2 • 05:11

Practicing meditation before bedtime is one way to get a good night's sleep. This simple exercise can greatly improve your sleep quality and general well-being. Meditation as part of your nightly practice helps to quiet the mind and release tension from the day.

One of the advantages of meditation is its capacity to calm the neurological system, indicating to your body that it is time to relax. The steady concentration on your breath or relaxing images gradually lowers rushing thoughts, preparing you for a restful sleep. This not only encourages better sleep, but it also helps to boost mood.

Furthermore, including meditation into your bedtime routine creates a feeling of rhythm. As you develop this practice, you may notice that the fears and anxieties gradually fade. Meditation for sleep is a simple yet effective exercise that creates a calm mental environment conducive to healthy sleep.


View Transcript
Welcome to this meditation for restful sleep. Find a comfortable position that feels restful and relaxed.This will help prepare you for sleep. When you feel like you’ve found a good position, close your eyes and take a deep breath in, slowly and gently. Inhale deeply, and notice how the air fills your lungs. As you exhale, feel all the tension and stress leave your body as the air releases. Now, take another deep breath, even deeper than the last one. As you reach the top of your breath, pause and notice the stillness there. Exhale and feel that stillness once again at the bottom of your breath. Keep breathing like this, focusing on the natural stillness that exists at the top and bottom of each breath. Allow this stillness to ground you in the present moment, and to begin to calm and quiet your mind. Give yourself permission to let go of everything that has been consuming your thoughts before starting this meditation. There is nowhere else you need to be, and nothing else you need to be doing. Allow your mind to wind down and rest. Now, think about your higher power, whatever that may mean to you. Perhaps it's a deity, the universe, nature, or your own inner wisdom. Imagine this higher power surrounding you with love and support as you drift off to sleep. Allow this connection to fill your spirit and provide a sense of peace and comfort. As you continue to breathe slowly and deeply, feel the cycle of your breath throughout your entire body. Visualize your breath flowing in and out of every muscle and cell, from the top of your head all the way down to the tips of your toes. As you do this, notice any places where you may be holding stress or anxiety, or where there might be soreness or tension. Focus on these areas and intentionally breathe into them. Unfurrow your brow, unclench your jaw, and open your palms. Observe any other areas of your body that may still be holding onto tension and breathe into them, allowing that tension to be released. Return your breath to its normal rhythm and pattern, but keep your focus on it. Allow it to be your anchor as you drift off into a restful sleep. Now, set an intention for the kind of sleep you want to have. It's common to worry about not getting enough sleep or having restless nights, but what we focus on expands. So, rather than dwelling on what you don't want, set a positive intention for a sleep that is peaceful, restful, deep, and relaxing. Allow this intention to settle into your being. Visualize yourself feeling rested, peaceful, and relaxed. As we move into a silent part of the meditation, let’s practice some spiritual self-care by expressing gratitude for our blessings in life. Call to mind a few things from today or the recent past that you're grateful for. It can be as simple as feeling grateful for your health, safety, or willingness to take time for self-care. Spend some time with each one, giving yourself the gift of gratitude and pleasant feelings. Allow these feelings to gently ease you into a peaceful and restful sleep. Remember, you are a spiritual being deserving of restful, deep sleep. Allow yourself to connect with your higher power and drift off into a peaceful slumber. Sweet dreams.


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