Monday, July 13, 2015

Sensei's Guidance on Getting Good Sleep

Excerpt from the book "Discussions on health" by Daisaku Ikeda:

Ways to get a sound sleep at night

  • Establish and maintain a daily rhythm - go to bed at the same time every night and get up at hte same time every morning
  • Sit in the sun or take a morning walk
  • Take an afternoon nap
  • A lukewarm bath can also be helpful in promoting sleep
  • Avoid drinking large quantities of caffeine containing beverages like coffee
  • Listen to some soft, soothing music
He says, "Sleep is an activity where we fuse our lives with the universe and recharge ourselves with that vast life force. That's why it is important to stay in tune with the rhythm of life and the universe. 

Sleep appears to be a world of stillness and repose. But life itself never rests; it is continually active. We can't expect to be able to sleep soundly without realising the imortance sleep has in our life as a whole. The real secret to healthy sleep is what we do during the day. Has that day been a satisfying and fulfilling one, mentally and physically? In turn, a night's healthy sleep contributes to our healthy activity the following day. As someone said, "Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together."

"Weariness is the best pillow," he quotes Benjamin Franklin

- Discussions on health by Daisaku Ikeda

Thoughts - Health is a topic I am very passionate about, making this work of Sensei very important to me. Guidance on health based on True Buddhism! It has Sensei in conversation with Soka Gakkai's Doctor and Nurses Division members where they discuss about various topics such as obesity, stress, back pain, children's health, heart disease and many more. You can purchase it online at Eternal Ganges

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