SLEEP BETTER AND GAIN SERENITY THROUGH SOPHROLOGY
When sleep is disturbed, it is often the whole organism that flinches, exhausted by the lack of energy. Sophrology is an effective tool to sleep serenely again and find a rested face.
Stress: a sleep disrupter
Difficulty falling asleep, restless nights, night wakings, insomnia, during periods of stress and anxiety, our physiological functions are put to the test. The accelerated heart rate, the ruminations, the irritation and the worries linked to a state of stress that is sometimes chronic, often provoke a feeling of uncontrollable night-time awakening.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, also has a role to play in the quality of our nights since it regulates our sleep. Produced in excessive quantities, it forces us to draw on our reserves until we reach a state of exhaustion. This is when the machine jams: the body can no longer regulate cortisol and despite the lack of energy, sleep is difficult to find.
Sophrology : a well-being and beauty ritual before going to bed
To find a restful sleep and say goodbye to the drawn features and the dull complexion, sophrology can be a great ally. The combination of relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and positive projection will allow you to free yourself from your anxieties and thus to calm down before going to bed.
A necessary wellness interlude, during which we put our mind on pause to listen to ourselves, to be in the present moment and to take care of ourselves. Body and mind are in harmony, we take the time to breathe again to calm down and oxygenate our organs and cells, a key element of human life. A good dose of oxygen allows the skin to renew itself and promote the absorption of nutrients and cosmetic products. It is then better hydrated, the complexion is brighter and wrinkles are reduced.
3 sophrology exercises to fall asleep more easily
To release tension before going to bed
Lie down on your bed, inhale deeply through your nose, then hold your breath for a few moments by contracting all your muscles. Relax and breathe deeply through your mouth while visualizing your tensions leaving your body.
The breathing of the moon to soothe yourself
Sit or lie down in bed. Jaws are loose. Block your right nostril with your right thumb and breathe in gently through your left nostril. Block the left nostril and pause for a few seconds. Unblock the right nostril and exhale slowly. Repeat several times.
Stand with your legs hip-width apart, head and back straight, arms at your side, shoulders relaxed and hands open. Breathe in deeply through your nose while closing your eyes. Hold the breath and raise the shoulders several times at your own pace, without forcing, while visualizing the stress falling to the ground. Then release by blowing through your mouth.