Dear people who sleep,

This seventh video in my 10 part series is my response to a student who’s been having trouble going to sleep recently. She would lie in bed worried whether she would be able to fall asleep, and find herself cycling through tomorrow’s activities with dread knowing that she’ll be exhausted.

My advice is to try using a skill taught in the Alexander Technique called inhibition (not in the Freudian sense), which helps to quiet our nervous system and take some of the pressure and tension out of a given activity. The “harder” we try to go to sleep, the less likely we are likely to drift off. The trick is to shift the awareness a bit forward and up from the body, and to give yourself thoughts that can actually help you unwind. Watch the video and try!

The entire YouTube series can be watched on my blog or at my YouTube channel.

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