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.

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).

139 comments

Bill and Katie D.
Katie D.2 years ago

Thank You

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago

Thanks

Kajsa w.
Past Member 3 years ago

thanks

Angie V.
Angie V.3 years ago

thanks

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

I'll give this a try! Thanks.

Laura Saxon
Past Member 3 years ago

Very interesting.

Shanti S.
S S.3 years ago

Thank you.

Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Pendragon3 years ago

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

LMj Sunshine

Thank you.