The Warm Milk Journal

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“So- Hum”: a simple meditation for better sleep


Sometimes, the simpler an exercise the better. You can do this meditation lying in bed or sitting up in a relaxed position. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breath. Inhale. Exhale. When you inhale, begin to say or think “so”. When you exhale, begin to think “hum”. Keep doing this as long as you can. Other thoughts will drift into your mind. Treat them as passing clouds in the sky. Allow them to pass without giving them much attention. Continue to concentrate on your breathing and your mantra: “so” inhale, “hum” while exhaling.

After some time you may stop with the mantra and just breathe. I have used this mantra before and it really does work to make me sleepy.

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April 20, 2010 - Posted by | Meditations | , , , ,

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