You’ve had a stressful day. (OK, let’s face it. You’ve had a stressful month.) But even though you’re exhausted and can’t wait to get under the covers, as soon as your head hits the pillow, you toss and turn, replaying that awkward thing you said at your friend’s birthday party three years ago. (Why, brain, why?)
The solution? Nope, not Ambien. It’s sophrology, a physical and mental exercise method that was developed by Spanish neuropsychiatrist Alfonso Caycedo in 1960. He combined philosophies from Japan, India, Tibet and Spain to create a comprehensive technique comprised of breathing practices, mindfulness, visualization, guided meditation and gentle movement. Today, it’s used among athletes, artists, people with anxiety and depression, and anyone looking to improve their performance. (Sleep guru Arianna Huffington is a fan, too.)
Florence Parot, author of The Sophrology Method, comes to the rescue with quick and easy sophrology tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.