Sadhguru explains that what the body needs is rest, and not necessarily sleep. If the body is at ease while you are awake, the sleep quota will go down. He also looks at how the quality of sleep is connected to the quality of life. If you wake up well, you will sleep well he says.
Sadhguru Talks @ Darshan, Isha Yoga Center, Oct 2012
नींद कम और गहरी कैसे करें?
सद्गुरु समझा रहें हैं कि कैसे शरीर को नींद की नहीं बल्कि आराम की ज़रुरत है। अगर जागते हुए भी
आपका शरीर आराम की अवस्था में है, तो आप देखेंगे कि आपकी नींद का कोटा अपने-आप कम हो
वह यह भी बतातें हैं कि अगर जीवन की क्वॉलिटी में सुधार लाया जाए तो स्वाभाविक रूप से बढ़िया नींद
आएगी। अगर आप सुबह अच्छी तरह सो कर उठेंगे, तो रात में भी आप अच्छे से सोएंगे।
Questioner: No, no, I want more actually. About compulsions and evening person and morning person, I was wondering how can I decrease my hours of sleep and how can I improve my sleep quality?
Sadhguru: You want to increase the quality of your sleep means you want to reduce the quantity, is that what you’re saying?
Questioner: Yeah somehow both; my need for hours I want to decrease and I want to improve the quality. Thank you.
Sadhguru: Okay. See, sleep is not a requirement in one’s life. What the body requires is rest. Sleep is just one form of rest. Lot of people are beginning to think… in Tamil Nadu if somebody says, ‘He is resting,’ means they’re sleeping. (Laughter) Need not be. You can sit and rest, isn’t it? Yes? You can stand and also rest. You’re running – if you stand, doesn’t it feel like rest? You’re standing, if you sit down, doesn’t it feel like rest? There are many ways of resting. The most important thing is rest means you’re changing the energy equation where consumption is lowered, production is going on at the same pace. So after a period of time, you feel rejuvenated because consumption has been lowered. Essentially you’re managing the energy equation. If you’re on acute activity, the consumption is more; whatever you’re producing it’s not enough, after some time you feel exhausted because the consumption has been heavy. If you lower the consumption and increase the production, after sometime you feel energized. Suppose you’re running, if you run a mile, after that you can’t take another step, let’s say. Oh, many of you have been running for Isha marathons, Isha Vidya marathons, forty, forty-two kilometers, all right, whenever – after a mile or two you can’t take another step, don’t eat anything, don’t drink anything, just sit down for ten minutes, again you’re fine, rejuvenated, isn’t it? All you have done is lowered the consumption, production is still at the same level.
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