Sleep Meditations We Love 

Sleep is the elixir of life. Quality sleep is essential for our mental, emotional and physical health. In our modern lives, it’s easy to prioritise productivity over rest, but when we don't get enough sleep, we can experience a whole range of negative consequences, from chronic disease and depression, to hormone imbalances and premature ageing.
There Are Countless Benefits Of Quality Sleep.

There Are Countless Benefits Of Quality Sleep:

  • Mental clarity and concentration
  • Emotional balance and better mood
  • Hormonal balance and more energy
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Improved skin elasticity and firmness
  • Improved overall Mental health 

The Ayurvedic Perspective On Sleep

The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda reminds us that we must embrace good sleep rituals to maintain the balance of mind, body and spirit. Sleep is considered to be the foundation of true health and beauty.


At Mauli Rituals, we have a deep appreciation for the importance of good sleep hygiene. We believe in the transformative power of aromatherapy and meditation, which is why we offer products and share practices that align with these age-old principles.

The Ayurvedic Perspective On Sleep & Benefits

Meditations for Better Sleep

When we sleep well, our mind, body and skin is able to heal and repair itself. Here are our top two meditations for better sleep.


1. The 4-7-8 Breath Method For Sleep

The 4-7-8 method is a relaxation technique that has ancient roots in pranayama, which is the yogic practice of breath regulation. In this exercise, we breathe in for four counts, hold the breath for seven counts and exhale for eight counts.

Practise this method in a calm and quiet place. You can even use the technique while lying in bed.

  • Massage Sleep Dharma Calm Balm on either side of your temples
  • Place the tip of your tongue against your front teeth
  • Exhale through your mouth and make a whoosh sound
  • Close your mouth and inhale through your nose to a count of four
  • Hold your breath for a count of seven
  • Exhale through your mouth and make a whoosh sound for a count of eight
  • Repeat the process at least 5 times to feel the relaxation effect

Sleep Meditations and Products To Help Insomnia


2. Peaceful Night Time Visualisation For Better Sleep

  • Find a comfortable position in bed
  • Spray Sleep Dharma Pillow Mist to create a relaxing bedtime environment
  • Close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths. If your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your breath.
  • As you breathe deeply, begin to scan your body from head to toe, relaxing each muscle group as you go.
  • Once you have scanned your body, use your imagination to picture a calming nighttime scene e.g. a starry night sky or a full moon over a peaceful lake  
  • As you lie there, perhaps stargazing or lying on a blanket, notice the different sensations. A light breeze or rustling trees. 
  • Let yourself feel the stillness of the night. Keep breathing deeply.
  • If you feel yourself drifting off, that is perfectly fine. Simply allow yourself to fall asleep.
Sleep Dharma Pillow Mist to create a relaxing bedtime environment

Here are a few extra tips to help you get a better night’s sleep:

  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine
  • Ensure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and cool 
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed
  • Get regular exercise but avoid too close to bedtime
  • Stop using your phone an hour before bed

Check out our World Sleep Day blog for more sleep tips.

Mauli Rituals products for quality sleep

Ayurvedic products for quality sleep

Here are our favourite Mauli Rituals products to make it easier to transition into a restful state before sleep. 

  1. Sleep Dharma Calm Balm: contains a blend of Ayurvedic herbs and oils, including ashwagandha, chamomile, and clary sage, to enhance meditation.
  2. Surrender Vata Body Oil: includes Lavender and Ylang Ylang to calm the nervous system and promote relaxation and sleep.  
  3. Sleep Dharma Pillow Mist: features Marjoram oil that helps dispel mind chatter and nightmares, while Vetiver, the oil of ‘tranquillity’, helps loosen the mind and body for undisturbed sleep.

By following these tips we hope you can nurture quality sleep and a peaceful mind. 

Follow our journal for more Ayurveda lifestyle advice. We also love this Calm Balm marma point massage technique for a sound night’s sleep. 

Annabelle Hookway-Jones