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Sadhguru: You can incubate a lot of either negative things or positive things in sleep.

This is getting too easyjust sleeping sadhana, hmm?

So coming awake to an alarm bell with a sudden start is not the best way to do your life.

Sadhguru: How many of you find that one day morning when you get up, without any reason

you are just feeling ugly for no reason.

If it is happening even at least two, three times a year,

if it is then you must do certain things before you go to bed, its very, very important.

Because unconsciously, you need to understand this,

you can incubate a lot of either negative things or positive things in sleep.

Either pleasantness or unpleasantness, you can incubate very effectively uninterrupted in sleep.

You can also incubate it in the day but there are so many interruptions.

It doesnt happen very efficiently

but if you have a tendency to go to bed in a certain way and you wake up in the morning really nasty

for simply no reason,

that means you are incubating things in the night very efficiently - bad eggs.

This is not just about psychological disturbances.

It can cause major physiological problems over a period of time.

Its important that you eliminate these things from your life.

Superscript: Tips to Sleep Well

So before you go to bed in the night, there are certain things that you need to take care of.

Superscript: Tips to Sleep Well 1. Meal Times & Sleep Times

Its best if you are eating meat and other kinds of meals

you eat at least three to four hours before you go to bed, the digestion is over.

Before going to bed drink a certain amount of water and go to bed.

You will see it gets taken care of just like this.

Superscript: Tips to Sleep Well 2. Take Shower Before Sleeping

One simple thing can be, just a shower.

Always to shower before go to bed, itll make a lot of difference.

In this weather maybe cold showers are difficult so you go for lukewarm showers.

Dont go for hot showers in the night, go for lukewarm showers.

It makes you alert.

So you will think oh I cannot sleep.

It doesnt matter.

Youll sleep fifteen, twenty minutes or half-an-hour later but you will sleep better

because it will take away certain things.

When you shower it is not just the dirt on the skin that you are taking away.

Have you noticed,

if you are very tensed and anxious, whatever, just a shower you came out it feels

like almost the burden has been taken away from you?

Have you not noticed this?

So its not just about washing the skin.

A whole lot of things happen.

When water flows over your body.

This shower is a very rudimentary Bhuta Shuddhi

because over seventy percent of your body is actually water.

If you run water over it, a certain purification happens which is beyond cleaning the skin.

One more thing if you want to do, you just light an organic oil lamp, a cotton wick, some oilanything.

What do you use here? Normal cooking oil,

lint seed oil, rice bran oil or sesame oil, what do you have?

Participant: Olive oil.

Sadhguru: Olive oil, fine.

Any organic oil with a cotton wick, just burn a little lamp somewhere in the room where you sleep.

You will see these things will completely disappear.

If you can bring in a chant or there are nightly practices, yogic practices before you go to bed,

sit on your bed and do this practice.

If you want to do Isha Kriya, its available on the net.

Generally in India they told you, you should not put your head to the north and sleep.

You are aware of this?

Participants: Yes.

Sadhguru: If you put your head to the north and sleep during the night when you

when you are in horizontal positions then slowly the blood will get pulled towards your brain.

When there is too much circulation in the brain you cannot sleep peacefully.

If you have any kind of

you know, inherently week aspects in your brain or if you are of old age you could die in your sleep.

One can have hemorrhage

because extra blood is trying to enter the brain where the blood vessels are hair like,

something extra is being pushed because of the magnetic pull.

When you are in a vertical position, this is not so.

The moment you become horizontal, this pull on the head is so strong

that slowly the blood tries to move towards the brain.

So to avoid this...

This is true only in the northern hemisphere.

If you go to Australia you should not put your head to the south.

If you are in India you should not put your head to the north.

You can put it any other way, its okay.

Keep this in your mind

that you are truly a mortal, okay, not in words, really.

You could fall dead right now.

You may be young, you may go old, it doesnt matter.

You can fall dead right now.

Yes or no?

Before you go to bed, sit on your bed

and think this is your deathbed.

You have just one more minute to live.

Just look back and see what you have done today is it worthwhile.

Just do this one simple exercise

and you dont know when it really happens.

Whether youll be sitting on your deathbed or lying in a hospital all kinds of things sticking into you.

Who knows how itll happen?

But enjoy this every day that youll sit on your deathbed, look back and see today

the way I have handled these twenty-four hours is it worthwhile because now I am dying.

If you do this you will live a worthwhile life, believe me.

So every day in the night all of you should do this before you go to bed.

Last three minutes everything that you have gathered

the body, the content of the mind, things, dont ignore small things these small things are big things.

I have seen how people are carrying theirtheir own private pillow, you know (Laughter)

because its very important.

So your pillow, your footwear,

if you have relationships, everything that you have gathered keep it aside, sleep.

If you sleep in that condition you will wake up with much more light, with much more energy,

with much more possibilities than you have imagined possible.

Just sleep as life, not as a man, not as a woman, not as this and that. Keep everything down.


Somethis is getting too easy- Just sleeping sadhana (Laughter).

At least this you must do.

So what kind of sounds come awake to

will determine the context of the day and the future of your life in many ways.

So coming awake to an alarm bell with a sudden start is not the best way to do your life.

It is best that if you need a certain amount of sla

if your body right now because of the kind of food that you consume

and the kind of thoughts and emotions that you process within yourself

accordingly you mayand the level of vibrance that youve managed within your body will determine

how much sleep you need.

Let us say you need threeIm sorry (Laughs),

lets say you need eight or twelve hours of sleep.

I was saying the wrong number (Laughs).

Whatever amount of sleep you need, you know how much you need.

So you go to bed early enough so that you come awake naturally.

If youre coming awake naturally,

and suppose you have a doubt whether youll come awake or not,

if you have a certain chant, if youve identified one of the Vairagya chants you can use it.

Physiologically one important aspect of you is your heart,

the pumping station for your blood circulation which pumps life across the body,

this one thing doesnt happen, nothing happens.

This starts from left side.

So we told youyou know, in India they have told you

when you wake up you must roll to your right side and get up. Have they?

Left side if you roll and get up, bad things will happen to you.

Did they tell you?

Bad things are not about that,

when you are in a certain state of relaxation,

when the body is in a relaxation, the metabolic activity is low.

When you get up there is a certain surge of activity.

Thats why they told you India,

see, all these things are built into your life which you are throwing away.

A whole science of living has been built into your life.

They told you in the morning before you wake up,

you must rub your hands together and see like this (Gestures). Hmm?

Not see like this, you must place it upon your eyes.

You do this (Gesturesrubs hands), you will see god.

Its not about seeing god, if you rub these two things together all the nerve endings,

there is a heavy concentration of nerve endings in your hands.

If you do this, the system comes awake immediately.

Youre feeling asleep, youre feeling sleepy just do this (Gesturesrubs hands) and see.

Everything comes awake.

So morning before you move your body

you get it awake first

and then place it upon your eyes

instantly a whole range of nerves connected with your eyes and the other aspect of your senses come awake.

Before you move your body, your body and your brain should be active.

You shouldnt get up dumb.

Thats the idea.

You understand (Laughs)?

So you do that and then roll over to your right and get up.

Today if all of us go to bed by tomorrow morning

nearly a quarter million people wont wake up.

Natural death in the world.

Suppose you wake up tomorrow, you guaranteed?

Have you come with a guarantee card?

No guarantee card.

So suppose you wake up lets say,

just do this much, Im telling you, this is a simple-first step to your spiritual process.

Tomorrow morning when you come awake, check, youre really awake or you dead?

If you are awake, it needs at least a little celebration.

You dont have to get up and dance, at least you can smile, still on!

Quarter million people died they were like you and me, pupp (Gestures), they went off, isnt it?

Wherever you look they are not there.

Here I am still alive.

One big smile, will you?

Im talking management (Few laugh).

Then if quarter million people died,

at least, three to five million people lost somebody who is dear to them.

You check those three, four, five people who matter to you, all of them alive today.

One more big smile? Hello?

Will you or not?

Alive (Gestures).

If suppose right now we put a gun to your head, will you think its a relief?


Youll be terrorized, isnt it?

So thats how precious it is to be alive. Isnt it so?

Thats how precious it is for you to be alive.

So tomorrow morning, a quarter million people died overnight but you still alive,

does it not at least deserve a big smile, Im asking you?

And all the people who matter to you are all alive today, one more big smile!

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