Talk at SFO: Sleep is not a waste of time!

Talk at SFO - Dr. JayarajanПолезный и познавательный фрагмент о важности соблюдения ежедневных рутин жизни для здоровья от нашего замечательного аюрведического доктора Джеяраджана.

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Academy Director at Kerala Ayurveda (USA)

Talk at SFO: Sleep is not a waste of time!

It was wonderful to share the Ayurvedic perspective on sleep with such a health conscious group of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) employees. Each opportunity to make positive shifts in human consciousness is a blessing!

How to achieve Health & Balance?

The best way to start is to ask yourself questions about how you lead your life: Do I have a consistent bedtime? Do I get up at the same time each day? What activities do I participate in most often? When do I eat my meals? and Do I take the time to observe my emotional and physical state before I eat?

Ayurveda considers sleep as one of the three pillars holding the life in correct balance. Sleep is mind at rest. When the cooling, stabilizing and soothing moon energy makes the body and sense organs become relaxed and calm. When the sense organs are tired and the mind is withdrawn from them, we feel sleepy. Before dawn, the stimulating sun energy starts percolating in, so the senses become alert and energetic and we wake up. Healthy sleep is sound and occurs naturally.

Sleep is not a waste of time!

Sound sleep is a sign of good health and is necessary in order to maintain good health, happiness, strength, intelligence and healthy mental state.

  • After a day’s work and running around in the world, the body and mind need rest.
  • Our senses need rest after constantly taking in impulses.
  • Metabolism more prominent at night. Complete rest is essential in this time frame.
  • During the day time we are busy taking in information from all the five senses. Night is when we take the time to re-consolidate that information and arrange properly for the future recollection…

How to promote healthy sleep?

  • Improve sleep hygiene- a warm bath
  • Sleep as much as you need to feel rested.
  • Keep a regular sleep schedule
  • Avoid daytime sleep
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages like tea, coffee, etc.. Especially, in the evening
  • Do not go to the bed hungry
  • Adjust bedroom environment
  • Applying oil on the body and on scalp promote quality sleep (Example of an Ayurvedic oil: Kshirabala Oil)
  • Drink warm whole milk with a pinch of nutmeg powder
  • Few minutes of alternate nostril breathing
  • Applying oil under the feet
  • Meditate few minutes before going to bed
  • Start unwinding at least 30 to 45 minutes before going to bed
  • Avoid stimulating activities and give rest to all the senses before going to bed


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