Many people experience problems sleeping, from sleeplessness, to not sleeping long enough, a difficulty to fall asleep, restless sleep from which you wake up tired, etc..
While general unrest and some wrong habits are a major cause, from the shamanic perspective many of these sleeping problems are also caused by an external spiritual influence. Especially for those that already have tried the well-known sleeping recipes without much progress, Tantric healing can make a huge difference - see also the reviews. The chance of success with this healing is really high.
When sleep is chronically disturbed, it has to be seen as an alarm signal. Time to wake up ! Your unrest has increased to the point where normal sleep becomes impossible, which also adds to the unrest - a vicious circle. You become overly tired and your body and mind try to overcome it, which again makes it more difficult to sleep. Western medical science says that if a person does not sleep at all for 4 to 5 days in a row, lasting mental damage occurs. But also chronical lack of sleep produces a negative spiral that stresses the nervous system and may lead to many other disturbances of bodily functions. Moreover, sleeplessness affects your job, your mood and your relationships...
Fortunately, sleep studies also show that people usually sleep more than they think they do. A person believing not to have slept all night might still have slept for an hour or two. Those who think to have slept only an hour or two might often have slept 3 to 4 hours. So there is no need to dramatize, but there is a need to act. Because it usually does not get better with time, especially as worry over ones sleeplessness itself tends to become a major cause of not being able to sleep properly.
As mentioned above, sleeping problems can also have a spiritual cause. Inner unrest is usually attached to it, but an external spiritual energy might also disturb your sleep or maintain the problem. When any problem becomes chronical, it will manifest on the 3 levels of the body, the thoughts/feelings and the spiritual level of the soul and the energies associated with it. Becoming more calm is always the message in case of sleeping problems. But if you feel that you really have reached some level of calmness, but the sleeping problem persists, then something may be wrong spiritually. It would then be a pity to develop feelings of guilt or incapacity if the cause of your sleeping problem really does lie outside of you.
An adult that sleeps between 5 to 8 hours daily should not worry. Maybe you would like to sleep more than 5 to 6 hours, but you are not really tired during the day ? Just accept it and make good use of the extra time that you are awake. Especially as we get older, the need for sleep usually becomes less. Consider that your attachment to sleeping more might indicate trying to escape from less happy wakefulness. Act upon it, evaluate what you are doing with your life and time en start looking for something really nice to do in the early morning hours when other are maybe still asleep. The morning time is in any case the best possible moment for meditation.
Following are some tips & tricks based on the understanding of Tantra, Vastu and Ayurveda :
In the shamanic tradition, there are three basic causes of sleeplessness : inner unrest, wrong habits and spiritual influences
In case of sleeping problems caused by spiritual influences Tantric healing may produce a great and lasting effect. In this case, unrest is not the central issue in the patient's life, only sleeping is the real problem. And that of course also makes life less peaceful. In such cases, with a full Tantric healing in person, the chance of sleeplessness completely disappearing is over 90 %. With a more limited Tantric healing from a distance, the success rate is over 70%. Many people that I treat are found to mostly have a spiritual sleeping problem, which means that an external energy is disturbing their sleep. They usually know more about sleeping tips than I do and have already tried many different therapies, but still their sleep is disturbed. In those cases, a Tantric healing is definitely worth a try and can usually be performed in less than one hour.
In case of sleeping problems caused by inner unrest Tantric healing may strongly reduce the unrest and if also wrong habits are corrected (see the tips above), sleep quality will also improve. So the sleeping problems are likely to become less or even disappear, but if nothing more happens to reduce stress, they may return within the next days, weeks or even months. So this kind of Tantric healing is mostly helpful because it temporarily reduces the unrest and the sleeping issues, allowing you to work on your more fundamental lack of inner peace in better circumstances. The sources of your unrest are found inside your way of looking at and living your life, which means some self-study and transformation are required. Also, some yoga, breathing and meditation exercises may be learned, that will reduce the unrest and remove also its "memory" from your body. If the body is not correctly and regularly relaxed, any attempt at peaceful meditation for example will be disturbed, as will be your sleep.
Well, nothing of course. Shamanism is generally regarded as false by science, with a placebo effect at the most. From the point of view of medical science, everything which they cannot understand must be false. While this point of view may protect against the real problem of quacks, it is a very limiting vision. Science has not yet been able to understand homeopathy for example, so keeps condemning it, even though millions of people have been cured by it. Likewise, the traditional Nepalese shamanic "science" has something very essential to offer. The results are proof and are results not what actually counts ? The spiritual dimension cannot (yet) be detected by scientific instruments, because it exists beyond the material dimension. But it does influence us. For people who have been freed from their sleeping problems by Tantric healing, these discussions are mostly soporific.
Leela is the ancient vedic name for the theater of life. Life in all its forms is an illusion behind which we can find the ultimate truth of pure Being. Yet life is also a divine theater, a spiritual game played by us, the actors. Yoga allows us to hold on to the bliss of truth while playing the game. And also this yoga is a game, which we can only take seriously if we do not take ourselves and this game too seriously. That is the meaning of Leela Yoga, nothing more, nothing less. So, Leela Yoga is a vision on yoga and also a name for a simple organisation that allows me to bring this vision into practice... more about Leela Yoga & Peter Marchand
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of Harish Johari
As the destination is the same for all, it is easy to make the error of assuming that the path must be just as universal.
The attachment that happens in the pursuit of happiness is the main source of unhappiness.
Don't think of going somewhere, because this somewhere will come along with you wherever you go, as you are already there.
Yoga requires unity between enjoyment and suffering, between bhoga and yoga, even between attachment and detachment.
How can anyone be "good" without a choice between good and bad?
While the mind creates the illusion of the universe through the senses, the intellect creates the illusion of understanding it.
When our day has been entirely ego-centered, then our meditation will probably have similar poor quality.
When the focus on the self is held strongly enough, the flow of kundalini energy happens on its own, naturally.
Tiptoe inside, don't make a sound, don't scare away that which cannot be found.
Enlightenment is nothing more or less than the final level of the game of life.