Your body heals while you sleep, we sleep on average of 6-8 hours each night which is approximately 2,820 hours a year!

When you are asleep your body must be aligned and without blockages, so HEALing can happen.  Lets look at the different sleeping positions:

Sleeping on Your Back

When sleeping it is important to keep your spine in a neutral position so your nervous system and the 7 gateways are open and without blockages or interference.  Sleeping on your back is a great position as it allows your head, neck and spine to maintain a neutral position. You can place a pillow under your knees, or a rolled towel under the small curvature of your lower back, to maintain the spine’s general curve.

Sleeping on Your Side

Sleeping on your side is another good sleep position, this keeps your spine aligned and the 7 gateways of the nerve system open which is conducive to healing.  This also supports the natural curvature of the spine and keeps the spine elongated.

While sleeping in the side position, it’s ideal to keep your knees slightly bent and a pillow between your legs. This will reduce stress on the hips and keep your pelvis centre open so energy can flow. If you have shoulder pain, avoid sleeping on the side with the painful shoulder, as this will aggravate the injured area. Keeping your arms in front of you and not under your head or pillow will prevent your hands from going numb from nerve irritation, and will reduce the stress on your neck and shoulder.

Avoid Stomach Sleeping

Lying on your stomach is the worst sleeping position for sleeping and allowing your body to rest and HEAL.  This creates many blockages along the 7 gateways of your spine.   Imagine walking around all day with your neck turned to one side.  Can you imagine that after some time you will feel pain, lack of energy, dizziness as your gateways are blocked?

When the 7 gateways of the spine are blocked, your life force cannot flow freely.

Find a sleeping position where your body is balanced and the curves and gateways in your body are supported and maintained.

Rising from Bed

When standing up from the lying position, turn on your side, and draw up both knees and swing your legs over the side of the bed. Sit up by pushing yourself up with your hands. Bend forward at your waist with your core muscles activated.

Pillow Position

The human neck is curved and it’s very important to maintain this curve when sleeping. If the height of the pillow is too high or low when sleeping, it can create problems in your neck.

When your neck is not supported or out of alignment the connection between your head and body is compromised.  This affects our upper gateways, the pause and passion gateways of the spine.

When your body is balanced and in alignment,  your energy levels increase, you have less pain and the body is able to heal and repair whilst sleeping.

Take some time to observe your sleeping position and if your neck and body feels supported and balanced.  Let me know if I can help you in anyway.

I look forward to sharing as much information as I can so you can truly HEAL your body and live an extraordinary life.

Yours in health, healing and resting

Dr. Carli

Carli Axford

Author Carli Axford

I’m a Healer, Chiropractor, Retreat Facilitator, Meditation Instructor as well as the Founder and Trainer of the Spinal Flow Certification Program.

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