TZIVIA’S SLEEP SAVER:
THE QUIETEST SOUND I’ve adapted a classic meditation to be my ‘beditation’. Slow your breathing for three to five breaths, let go of any tension with the exhale, and feel your body sink into the mattress. Now focus on the sounds in your environment. Simply notice them without judgment, without naming or labelling them. Let any thoughts drift past, keep your focus on the sounds around you. For the next two or three breaths, choose one sound to focus on.
Notice a quieter sound, and observe for two or three more breaths. Keep listening for quieter sounds. Can you hear your heartbeat? The gentle pulses of air moving through your lungs? Can you hear the silence deep in the centre of your being? Keep listening. Check out Tzivia’s book, The Mindful Way To A Good Night’s Sleep (Storey Publishing). Visit tziviagover.com