Sleep Aid Meditations
The following meditations are a collection of meditations to help you fall asleep. By focusing on something other than your day and what you have to do you can occupy your mind with something more relaxing and soothing. It takes practice unwinding from a hectic day and these meditations will allow you to do just that. The science shows us that regularity is the key to any practice.
Basic Skills Learned:
- Present moment focused attention.
- Accepting what IS with non-judgement.
- Starting over is OK.
- Practicing being kind and curious to our selves and our experiences.
Sleep Aid – Body Scan Meditation – 15 Minutes
Our emotions play out in our bodies. For this reason it’s valuable for us to feel the sensations that come and go. Note: We removed the ending gong so it will no longer will wake you up if you are using this meditation as a sleep aid.
Sleep Aid – Self Compassion Meditation – 15 Minutes
Self-compassion allows us to see our experiences, ourselves and others with greater kindness and curiosity. Note: The ending gong was been removed from this meditation so you can use it as a sleep aid.
Sleep Aid – Releasing Negative Beliefs – 15 Minute Meditation
Negative stories up show up often. Being aware of them as they come up allows us to observe them and release them. Note: We removed the ending gong so it will no longer will wake you up if you are using this meditation as a sleep aid.
Sleep Aid – Open and Allowing Meditation – 15 Minutes
Open and allowing is a stance that we practice in a meditation exercise that teaches us to accept what is happening and letting it be. Note: The ending gong has been removed so you can use this meditation as a sleep aid.
Sleep Aid – Muscle Tension Relaxation Meditation – 15 Minutes
Many times we go around our day with stress and this plays out in our bodies. Scanning our body for tension and then consciously releasing this tension helps us physically relax and thus release some stress. Note: The ending gong has been removed from this meditation so you can use it as a sleep aid.
Sleep Aid – Gratitude Meditation – 15 Minutes
Being Grateful is a great way to look at your life in a positive manner. Everyone has many things to be grateful for. Note: The ending gong has been removed from this meditation.
Sleep Aid – Compassion Breathing Meditation – 15 Minutes
Self compassion exercises are a great place to start. Becoming self aware can be challenging. When we uncover our beliefs and hear our thoughts we may not be pleased with what we find. Self compassion allows us to see our challenges as a common human trait allowing us to be kind while we more forward to the place that we want to get to. NOTE: The ending gong has been removed in this meditation.
Sleep Aid – Breath Meditation – 15 Minutes
This is a traditional meditation that teaches us present moment focus. We learn to focus on our breath and when our mind wanders off we gently guide it back to our breath. NOTE: The ending gong has been removed in this meditation.