Having Trouble Sleeping? This Will Help

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2018

There have been a couple times in my life when sleep was an issue:

  • Now (but I blame that on baby).  ;)
  • And, the times when I was grieving.


When Benito died, I can remember laying in bed for nights on end - not knowing when the last time I actually slept was. 

I can remember laying there in a tight little ball crying in the dark stillness of the night - feeling all alone and like the pain was never ever going to end.

When my mom died, 13 months later, I can remember crying myself to sleep for hours thinking of him - and feeling guilty that I wasn’t thinking of her...

My point is, when your grieving, sleep can be really, really hard.

Here’s a simple tool, that will make it easier: 

  • Roll your tongue - inhale through the rolled tongue.
  • If this is genetically impossible for you, purse your lips as though your breathing through a straw - inhale through the pursed lips.
  • Exhale through your nose.
  • Repeat for 1-3 minutes. Or until you fall asleep.


In Yoga this is called the Sitali Breath and it’s known for quieting the mind and calming the nervous system. In my experience, it works like a charm. 

I invite you to give it a try right now so that the next time you’re having trouble sleeping it’s right there waiting for you.

With Love, 

Nicky xo

P.S. Because I couldn't resist the out-takes - this is what happens when your hubby is the cameraman and your almost-two-year old is laughing hysterically at your "funny face". 








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