Anxiety and fatigue often result with insomnia. A girl who was suffering from this problem asked for advice a man who gives meditation classes. He told her to lie in a supine position, close her eyes, breathe in deeply through the nose and breathe out for 4 seconds.
Then she should hold the air for 7 seconds and start to exhale the air through the mouth slowly for 8 seconds. Iterate the same procedure 4-7-8.
During the procedure she should count the seconds and then implement the breathing procedure. These breathing exercises lower the heart rate and relieve the body.
It may look strange, but it is very effective. It is good for people who are stressed, worried or anxious, when the levels of adrenaline in the blood are increasing, when the breathing becomes shorter and faster. This method works as a sedative.
While we are holding our breath and exhale it slowly, the heart rate decelerates. This method also relieves the mind due to the counting and the focusing on the breathing. You will not be aware about it when you do this, but your nervous system begins to relieve slowly and the feelings of worry will fade away, calming the whole organism.
This method resembles on anesthesia by its strength and speed. Andrew Weil, a doctor of medical sciences at Harvard University studied this method and found out that it has been used by the Indian yoga masters for a long time and was used in meditation for complete relaxation.
So, if you experience such a problem or you are stressed, you can try this technique and you will feel the benefits it has to offer. Implement this technique twice a day in order to learn it well and use it always when you will need it.