An online daily blog is helping people who struggle getting to sleep with a wide variety of meditation techniques. The Heritage Group, based in Ridgway, Colorado was formed by Wendy Jacobson to incorporate daily meditation with yoga, breathing techniques and other methods to help people stay focused throughout their busy day.
Online PR News – 09-June-2011 – – An online daily blog is helping people who struggle getting to sleep with a wide variety of Meditation Techniques. The Heritage Group, based in Ridgway, Colorado was formed by Wendy Jacobson to incorporate daily meditation with yoga, breathing techniques and other methods to help people stay focused throughout their busy day.
“We want people to know about the meditation techniques they can use to get a full night’s sleep to start their day right,” Jacobson said. Jacobson says she just launched a weblog called Meditation Today designed to help people with sleeping disorders or those who just have trouble falling asleep.
“There are many stresses and stressors people face throughout their day. They carry these them because they don’t know how to release that negative energy,” Jacobson said.
Meditation Today shares several techniques that help people fall asleep faster and more consistently every night, some of which are:
• Go to bed at a reasonable hour consistently throughout the week
• Focus on every muscle in your body for about two to three minutes, relaxing any muscles that are still tight
• Watch stressful thoughts as if they were going through a boring movie-- slowly let them dissipate until they lose their power
• Avoid heavy informational or current event news before bed
These are just a few ways to relieve stress before bedtime and relax the body so that it can rest easier and quicker.
Of course some Americans have more serious sleep issues that aren’t just stress related. Sleep deprivation and insomnia are two related problems that thousands of Americans struggle with every night. Although many of the reasons for these two problems are unknown, getting a full night’s rest affects people’s abilities to do their job, drive to work and take care of their families.
Sleep deprivation should not be taken lightly, as it was once recognized the number one health problem in the United States. According to one article on insomnia and sleep deprivation, 24,318 deaths were cited from accidents related to sleep deprivation in the United States in 1998.
Jacobson says these are just a few reasons why meditation techniques should be considered and incorporated into American’s lifestyles:
“We really don’t take enough time to process our thoughts and relax the constant videotape playing in our heads,” she said. That’s why Meditation Today is such a beneficial resource that every person should explore before they start their day or go to bed this evening.