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Closing Down For Sleep

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Christina & Darrin
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The key to getting a good night's sleep is shutting down a busy mind. A relaxing body scan is one of the best ways to do this. In this meditation, you'll imagine your whole body to be a shopping mall whose lights are turning off for the night, section by section. Watch the final swirls of dust settle down as you drift off into restorative sleep. 
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Christina
Why we made this track
I think in this age of digital distractions, it can be especially hard to shut down the mind at night. Body scans are a good tool for doing this, because they help shift your attention from the mind to the body. I don’t know about you, but I have done a lot of body scans and I sometimes want a change from the “same old, same old.” So Darrin came up with the idea of combining a body scan with a visualization of a shopping mall that is getting closed down for the night section by section. Plus, it’s hard not to fall asleep to Darrin’s hypnotic voice!
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Patrick
Good Effort
I cannot remember how many times, when I retired for the evening, making this statement; “I wish I had an ON-OFF switch for my mind. I am tired, but I’ve got too much energy and can’t fall asleep...TURN ME OFF! LOL
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Cherish
Closing Down
What an interesting take on a body scan! I didn’t think that imagining my body as a shopping mall while doing a body scan would help me to settle down, but it sure did! As each ‘store’ was closing down, I could feel my body relax more and more. My body is tingling with wonderful sensations welcoming much needed rest. Good Night! 😴
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Cyndee 🌊
😴🌊
Very different, soothing & relaxing! Adding wave 🌊 sounds made it extra special!
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Merrell
I Felt
My whole body felt so calm and relaxed I had a since of peace and serenity
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Olivia
How I feel
I feel refreshed and brand new I love my self and I am worth it and alway don’t believe the ad things about you you just have to except them.
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Kathy
Sleeplessness
I learned that shutting down my body a little bit at a time helps a lot and it relaxed me very well and I’m able to get some sleep 🙂
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Brooke
Jan. 5
As I’ve enjoyed a wonderful winter break, tomorrow I return to work and noticed my mind wandering to “worst case scenarios” and “what-ifs”, my goal for this week is to quiet those thoughts by being more present and in tune with what is actually happening and what I have control over.
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Leah mo
I love this
It really calms me down and teaches me to be relaxed before I go to bed
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Kim
Closing down for sleep
I felted that closing down for sleep helps me relax my mind and body.
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Clea Chloe
Sleep
Winding down for sleep is important for me and the thirteenth monkeys in my head. Sleep meditation definitely helps me.
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Emma🌱
Release
I felt it took me longer to calm my mind but after realizing letting go of the worry’s there was nothing more for me to stress about , goodnight beautiful souls . May this bring you peace of mind ✨
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Dan
Sleep
I need to be in control of my life. I can be in control of my life, it is up to me.
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Kendall
Shutting Down
Shutting down, turn off the lights. The shopping mall analogy was a little weird but I liked the body check in / recognition. I also enjoyed the guys voice as there are not many on Aura.
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Eddie
Relaxed
I felt very relaxed when I did this. It is important to tune out before bed.
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Angela
Closing down
I really love this particular one! I have a hard time turning off so this is perfect!
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Laura
Closing down
Usually meditations are about imagining energy in the body this one was about imagining energy flowing out of the body, in this case shopping mall