"Your life is a reflection of how you sleep,
and how you sleep is a reflection of your life." ~Dr. Rafael Pelayo
My favorite Jin Shin Jyutsu flow to help with both sleep and hormone balance is a simple, one-step flow. When my daughter was growing up, she was not allowed to wake me in the middle of the night, unless she had tried the "Sleep Flow" first... it worked. She was able to help herself and I was able to sleep without interruptions! Definitely win-win.
There is a strong relationship between sleep and hormone balance. Sleep is essential to maintain proper hormone balance and health. For adults a minimum of 6 hours of sleep each night allows the body to re-energize and replenish hormones. Some of the common symptoms of hormonal imbalance - night sweats, hot flashes and sleep apnea - make getting enough sleep a challenge. So you can see that it can become a vicious circle.
Getting less sleep than you need affects at least 10 different hormones causing them to shift and disrupt appetite, fertility, mental health as well as cardiac health.
This "Sleep Flow" is also known as the "Hot Flash Flow" as it has the amazing ability to stop a hot flash pretty quickly! It is dynamic for acid balance and serves as a "Natural Tums." Use to fall asleep, and for hot flashes, hormone balance, heart palpitations, coughing and lung congestion, nose bleeding or clogging, snoring, throat discomfort and more.
Here is the Flow: A very young Rebecca demonstrates how to do the left side of the sleep flow in the above photo.
Left Side-With your left fingertips hold below the base of the left thumb on the palm, hang the right hand over the shoulder at the left side of the neck. Right Side-With your right fingertips hold below the base of the right thumb on the palm, hang the left hand over the shoulder at the right side of the neck.
When the energies of our body, mind and spirit circulate freely, we enjoy a life of longevity, happiness, and balance.
“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” ~Thomas Dekker