The intention of this deep sleep meditation is to help you relax your body so you can easily transcend into peaceful, restorative sleep.
Your body deserves a deep sleep meditation.
Your body has been working hard for you today.
So the intention of today’s meditation is to deeply relax your body so you can easily transcend into peaceful, restorative sleep.
She moved you to where you wanted to go
She digested the food you ate
Kept your heart beating and your lungs breathing.
Maybe she wrapped her arms around the people you love
Or allowed you to jump, run or sweat so you could feel strong and healthy
Or simply let you sit still so you could do work that made you feel fulfilled.
Maybe she shed tears to help you release powerful emotions
Or spoke the words you needed to help you communicate your desires.
Your body is amazing
And now she needs to rest
So she can rejuvenate
So she can be fresh and ready for you tomorrow.
Let’s begin by closing your eyes and adjusting your body so it’s in your most comfortable sleeping position.
Take a deep breath in…
And breathe all the way out.
Now let your body sink further into your position, working out any kinks and adjusting yourself as necessary.
And then come to your breath.
Be here with your breath for a bit…
Feeling your chest and stomach rise with each breath in…
And fall with every breath out.
Rise as you breathe in…
Fall as you breathe out.
Feel it warm and soften,
And as you breathe out, breathe out all the tension you’re holding here…
Maybe around the temples or the forehead
And feel your head lighten.
Now bring your attention to your face…
Feeling your eyelids get heavier
And your cheeks soften
Unclench your jaw, naturally separating your lower jaw from the top of your mouth,
Moving your lower jaw from side to side until you find its most comfortable position
And take a deep breath in…
And as you exhale, release all the tension that you held in your forehead, your temples, your eyes, your jaw, your cheeks, your mouth, your chin…
Feel your face warm and soften
Now bring your attention to your neck and your shoulders
Lower your shoulders away from your ears
And as you breathe in, imagine your neck stretching
Releasing any pressure on your spine
And when you breathe out, exhale any tension
Feel yourself melt into your bed a little deeper.
Now feel your arms as they lay on your bed,
As your attention focuses on them, feel them soften
With each breath in, imagine your arms getting warmer
And with each breath out, feel them heavier beside you,
Breathing in, getting warmer
Breathing out, getting heavier
Feel your fingers and hands soften
And let your arms, hands and fingers relax deeper into your bed.
Now bring your attention to the soft beating of your heart in your chest
Imagine a golden light emanating from your heart, warming your body from its center
Feel this golden light spread throughout your body
And soak in gratitude for its love, its magic…its life-giving energy
And relax your body a little more into your bed.
Now soften your stomach
If there’s any discomfort, let your inbreath soothe it,
As your outbreath releases it
And just relax your stomach deeper into sleep
Now feel the warmth on your back as you bring your attention to it
Imagine a warm glow softening all the muscles in your back
Allowing them to relax deeper into your comfortable sleeping position
Feel that warm energy travel down to your legs
Into your hips, your thighs, your knees, your ankles, your feet and your toes.
Feel the heaviness of your legs on your bed
Imagining them melting, melting, melting deeper into sleep.
Your body is amazing
And she has given you the blessing of working for you today
Even through pain, discomfort and challenges.
She’s here with you…one with you…
And ready to surrender to the sleep you deserve.
The sleep she needs to work for you again tomorrow.
As you breathe in, fill your body with gratitude…
And as you breathe out, let her fall deeper into sleep.
Breathe in gratitude
Breathe out, deeper into sleep.