SOUNDER SLEEP SYSTEM®
The Sounder Sleep System is based on the discovery that certain small, slow, repeated physical movements can shift us from the active, waking state to a state of profound physical and mental repose. When we reach that tranquil state, if we need sleep, we will fall asleep. And if we sleep better, we feel better and enjoy life more. The Sounder Sleep System movements and breathing techniques are called NightTamers and can be done right in your own bed to make falling asleep easy and pleasurable. If you wake up during the night, the NightTamers get you back to sleep in no time. In these turbulent times, these are essential tools for self-healing and inner peace.
WEEKEND WORKSHOP May 18th and 19th, 2019.
Schedule: Sat 18th of May: 10 am to 5pm, Sun 19th: 10am to 3pm
Preinscription: Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with
- Name and last name,
- Post address,
- Phone number
- Date of birth
Once you have applied: In a few days you’ll receive a confirmation and the information to do a bank transfer from the land you are on.
Information and Workshop location: Centre Gerard Arlandes.
Muntaner 45,2º,1ª. 08011 Barcelona
Tel.0034 629 730 840
- The classes are held in English with Spanish translation.
- Bring comfortable and warm cloth and socks.
- Please, if you arrive 10 minutes earlier, makes things easier for all of us.
- If you need to reach us on the day of the seminar, please call Gerard Arlandes: (+34) 629-730 840
WEEKLY CLASSES: On Tuesdays from 8 to 9pm. Please, call us for more information.
THE PEACEFUL PRACTICE OF “BREATH HARMONY” IN THE SOUNDER SLEEP SYSTEM®
The Sounder Sleep System consists of gentle, pleasurable, mental and physical practices that ensure deeper more restful sleep.
It is a path of self-healing for insomnia and the stress of life.
One of the core features of the system is the principle of “breath harmony.” Breath harmony lies at the foundation of all of our sleep-enhancement techniques.
The principle of breath harmony is not hard to understand. It simply means accepting our breath as it is, from one breath to the next.
When we accept our breath as it is, we are in a state of “breath harmony.”
Many systems of self-healing utilize breath control exercises for various purposes, but that is very different from breath harmony. Control of the breath often leads to excessive effort, stress, and anxiety. The real breath harmony is already right there inside of each one of us, right now. There’s no need to control anything. We simply pay attention to our breath, and as we do so, we accept it, as it is, without the intention to change it.
When we pay attention to our breath like that, we may notice that some breaths are longer, others are shorter. When we accept each breath as it is, whether longer or shorter, we are practicing breath harmony.
When we pay attention to our breath like that, we may also notice that some breaths are faster, others are slower. When we accept each breath as it is, whether faster or slower, we are practicing breath harmony.
When we pay attention to our breath, we may notice, too, that some breaths are deeper, others are shallower. When we accept each breath as it is, whether deep or shallow, we are practicing breath harmony.
Now there’s one more thing we need to know: sometimes, when we pay attention to our breath, we will control it-we will make it longer or shorter, faster or slower, deeper or more shallow-even though we don’t mean to. This is a result of the interaction between our physical body, which breathes according to our ever-changing metabolic needs, and our mental mind, which has ideas and beliefs about how we ought to breathe. Even though we don’t intend to control our breath, our mind compels us to do so, unintentionally. I call that “uncontrollable control.”
In that event, the secret of breath harmony is to remember that “uncontrollable control,” whenever may occur, is a normal and natural feature of our breath. In fact, it gives us a fascinating opportunity to observe the interaction between our thinking mind and or living, breathing body. Therefore we accept “uncontrollable control” just as it is. We don’t try to do anything about it. We just let it happen, and observe it, as it happens, from one breath to the next. As long as we don’t intentionally try to control or manipulate our breath, we remain in a state of breath harmony.
Your breath is an essential part of yourself. When you practice accepting your natural breath as it is, you are engaging in a very profound practice of self-acceptance. Each time we fail to accept ourselves as we are, each time we criticize, belittle, or devalue ourselves, our nervous system becomes overexcited and our body contracts, producing physical and emotional distress. Self-acceptance is a healing balm to both the mind and the body; it has a powerful tranquilizing effect on the nervous system and a relaxing effect on our muscles and our internal organs. Self-acceptance is therefore a valuable tool for self-healing.
Breath harmony can be practiced very simply at any time during the day or night. All you need is a few moments to stop what you are doing and pay attention to your breath. You can practice for longer or shorter periods of time, as desired. Sometimes, a complete practice might last ten minutes or more; other times it might last just one breath! When we are in harmony with our own breath, we feel a delightful sense of tranquility. It makes our life more peaceful and our sleep more restful and more pleasurable.
Why not give it a try?
Founder and Director,Sounder Sleep Sominars®
SCHEDULE: Mondays from 8.15 to 9.15 pm
FEES: One class 1 hour weekly 45.-€ per month.
Single class 1 hour, 17.-€ .
Unemployed, under 25 years old and students: 40.-€.
Inscription fees: 45.-€ once a year.