Do you sleep like a baby, rising refreshed with a clear mind ready for what the day is going to bring? Or do you feel unrefreshed, with a foggy head and a sense that perhaps you ‘feel’ a little toxic.
What is clear is that sleep is absolutely vital for emotional and physical well being. I am posting along with this a wonderful TED video on the incredible detoxifying process of sleep and also to reiterate the talk that many of you enjoyed at Botanica recently on aluminium, is it really poisonous?
To aid sleep practice 7/11 breathing before bed – in for 7 out for 11 through the nose, take magnesium and Ashwagandha or Holy Basil. Take these morning and evening. Ashwagandha, which is known as Indian Ginseng is a natural energiser which rejuvenates the body, and helsp to minimise the detrimental effects of stress and anxiety. It promotes calm along with a natural sense of wellbeing, vigour and vitality. Ashwagandha also acts as a potent antioxidant, which enhances brain and nerve function and balances sexual and reproductive function.
The TED introduction to this video says:
“The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.”
“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together”