Want to learn a great technique to help you sleep? You’re in the right place. This blog teaches you an easy tool you can use the next time you have insomnia to help you get the sleep you need.

The Balance Hook-Up, also called the Wayne Cook Posture, is a technique that helps overcome insomnia. In two to 15 minutes, you will feel your body and mind relax, and you will then be able to fall asleep. This technique comes to us from Donna Eden. Practice the technique right now by watching the video below and following along. You can also download written instructions in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Why It Works

The Balance Hook-Up is a simple technique that actually has a lot to it! Crossing our ankles, arms, and hands, we are crossing the brain’s corpus callosum; this helps us feel grounded. The gentle pressure and attention to our chest area and slow breathing help activate the upper portion of the vagus nerve, which helps us calm down. Moving our tongue up and down applies gentle pressure to our meridian system. All of these ingredients combine to make a fabulous self-soothing, anti-insomnia recipe.

If you haven’t given the Balance Hook-Up a try yet, do it now. Take notice of how your body feels both before and after you use the technique. It is helpful not just for insomnia, but any time you feel upset or have racing thoughts. In fact, this technique is just one of many you can use when you need calming and balancing.

If you want to learn to use tools like this to improve your wellbeing, contact me.

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