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Chinese Wisdom for Better Sleep

Chinese Wisdom for Better Sleep

The Chinese have practiced this simple position to improve the quality of their sleep (and their breathing while asleep) for thousands of years. Today, as sleep disorders and chronic ailments resulting from poor-quality sleeping and breathing are on the increase, we can learn from this powerful yet simple technique.

Get the easy how-to instructions here:

1. Lie in bed on your back.

2. If you are right-handed, cross your left foot over your right foot (vice-versa if you are left-handed).

3. Interlace your fingers on top of your chest.

4. Close your eyes and gently concentrate on your breath. As you listen to your breathing, you will soon drift into a deep and restful sleep.

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Adapted from The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching, by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang (Inner Traditions, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Mantak Chia nd Tao Huang. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching, by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang (Inner Traditions, 2005).

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11:33PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thank You

4:48AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

Thank you :)

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9:40AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

I'll give this a try! Thanks.

4:44AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Very interesting.

1:13AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Thank you.

11:29PM PST on Jan 31, 2013

I'll give it a try if I can't sleep :)

8:52PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Thank you.

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