Sleep.  It is the one proven act which can do wonders for our temperament, complexion and living an enhanced life.

But, in these times of this and that going on, it can prove to be elusive, and ultimately detrimental to our health.

Some basic Asanas do help, like Half Tortoise.  It stretches the back, allows the heart rate to come back to normal, deepens the breath and helps calm down the nervous system.  All good.  But sometimes it is still not enough.

I’ve come across a great method called Brain Tapping.  This exercise which uses the Frequency Following response, which is another way of saying that your brain loves following a repeating pattern.  At first your brain notices a pattern, it connects with it and then begins to follow it.  It’s so simple it’s genius. And you can activate it at will.

Here’s what you do.

Sit up in bed, or lie down. 

And then with the palms of your hand, gently tap your thighs alternately.  One two.  One two.  Right left, right left.

Close your eyes.  And then begin to breath slowly in for a count of one, two, three, four.  Breath out for a count of one, two, three, four.  

Continue and gently slow down the rhythm.  Still breathing in slowly and out slowly.

About three minutes of this is all you need to really get to a lovely deep sleep.

I’ve tried this for so many nights, and it’s brilliant!

Give it a go and let me know.

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Written by Bikram Yoga London Teacher Sangeeta Solanki