A Better Sleep With Yin & Yang Philosophy

A Better Sleep With Yin & Yang Philosophy

A Better Sleep With Yin & Yang Philosophy
A Better Sleep With Yin & Yang Philosophy

Our daily routines have a great importance on our health and quality of life. Sleep patterns are at the top of these routines in the order of importance. Insufficient and poor quality sleep can lead to many health problems such as heart diseases, mental problems, diabetes and obesity.

So what is the connection between the Far Eastern philosophy 'Yin & Yang' and a better sleep? We can summarize the answer to this question as balance. A balanced, stable, stable layout and environment are indispensable for quality sleep. According to Far Eastern sciences, sleep disorders arise from the lack of balance of these two forces.

We can match the character of the word Yin, which is associated with the water element and the energy of the moon, with the concepts of coolness, stillness, calmness, night, depth, innerness. Yang, which is characterized by the element of fire and the energy of the sun, can be defined by warmth, daytime, light, movement and extraversion. The concepts of Yin and Yang, which cannot be remembered separately from each other, exist simultaneously in our environment, in our body, in every moment of life and represent balance. Because Yin contains Yang and Yang contains Yin. It describes the dynamic balance in dual life and the handshake, in other words, the harmony of opposing forces.

According to this system, we can define daytime with Yang and evening with Yin. Likewise, we can symbolize the summer days with Yang, when the heat, the energy of the sun and the movement are at their highest, and the cool and calm winter season, when they are drawn into the shell of nature, with Yin. Our bodies move in sync with the cycles of days, seasons and life and their energy changes. By adapting your daily routines to the flow of Yin and Yang, you can sleep better, so how do you do that?

We mentioned that the seasons also have Yin and Yang energy. Seasonal changes, when environmental factors become unstable, may cause disturbances in your sleep patterns. You can balance these two energies by eating refreshments and doing soothing activities during the summer months. In the calm and calm winter season, you can go out more, update your fitness routine, thus increase your Yang energy. Keeping your sleep hours regular can also help you sleep better. Accustoming the body to sleep at the right times will synchronize the body to the Yin and Yang flow during the day and night, and you will sleep better.

Preparation for sleep is also very important for a better quality layout. Do not bring the light, ie Yang, into the night, Yin time. A cool, dark environment reminds the body that it is Yin time, and the body is fully prepared for sleep. Likewise, after a warm-hot shower you will take 1-2 hours before going to bed, the body first warms up and then becomes cool. This situation signals the body to switch from Yang to Yin. Eating after a certain hour in the evening is a harbinger of an unproductive sleep. Digestive movements are linked to Yang energy and prevent the body from entering the Yin state.

Likewise, you can prepare for sleep by choosing your dinners or snacks from more 'Yin' foods. Green and high water foods tire the body less. You can also benefit from soothing and digestive-balancing teas for stomach and liver movements that prevent entering sleep mode.

Mental activities as well as physical activities are an important obstacle for sleep quality. To prevent this, you can start work by not bringing a phone to the bed. If you have had a stressful day, you can increase the Yin energy in your body by meditating. Acupressor massage is also a very effective method to relax. You can easily switch to sleep mode by massaging the anmian point, also known as 'peaceful sleep', the small pit between the back of the ear and the skull.

The life cycle and every movement has Yin and Yang energy. Open the doors of a quality sleep by providing the right balance for you.