It’s the middle of the night and your wide awake. Or you’re trying to fall asleep and your mind starts racing? Insomnia it sucks…
The element of fire has been activated.
This can increase in the summer and early fall or if you have too much heat within your body.
Here’s 2 tips that can help tame transformative fire into a restful night of slumber.
#1 Early to bed, early to rise, make a person healthy, thus wealthy and wise. Begin winding down at 9:30pm (or sooner), before the element of fire becomes activated. Dim the lights, slow down all activity, turn off all stimuli connected to electricity especially those that stimulate the eyes. Light a candle, or an infuser with calming oils like lavender or rose. Tuck yourself in at 10pm & turn-off the lights. The goal is to be asleep by 11 pm and enable the transformative energy of fire to give it’s energy to the regenerating of cells.
#2 Massage your clean feet. Giving yourself some love with a warm foot massage. In the summer opt for cooling coconut oil that has been warmed and every other season opt for warming and heavy sesame oil (that too has been warmed). Gently massage in the oils. Oils are heavy in nature and can help weigh down the racing energy of our mind.
Holistic practices take time, and lifestyle changes. They can be challenging at times, but once they become part of your daily routine, they bring long term benefits. It’s a practice. Set the intention. Wishing you sweet dreams.