What is the Best Direction and Position to Sleep In? – Sadhguru


Meditator: I have a question from a recent past, which is why do our heads not face north, when we’re lying down. It’s like the monkeys, it’s been staying on… Sadhguru: So, you accept
the evolutionary process the way it is. So why shouldn’t you put your head to the north. Suppose… you know there’s a North Pole and a South Pole, this means these are the magnetic centers and you also know the whole land masses, whole continents have been slowly being pulled towards the north, they have been travelling, you know this? But at least you know geologically,
the whole landmasses have been travelling. Why the Himalayas is the.., whatever we are seeing the Himalayan mountain ranges, that Manasarovar, you will find sea shells in Manasarovar
because at some point, it was at main sea level. Today, it is at 15,600 feet. So, what transported this lake bed, which was at sea level to this place, is the whole Indian subcontinent is crashing into the central Asian plate and this is why the Himalayan mountains are still continuing to grow. This is just piling up, it’s just a crash. You have seen cars piling up,
just like that, India is crashing. Every year India is losing about 1.23 centimeters or so,
I am not perfect on the number, somewhere in that range. Every year, India is losing about 1.23 centimeters or something because it’s crashing into the Himalayan range and it’s piling up because the magnetic pull of the North Pole is slowly pulling all the land masses upward. So, such a huge magnetic pull,
where the continents are moving up, that kind of magnetic pull is constantly
in enforcement across the globe. Suppose you had little bit of anemia, if you went to your doctor, what does he prescribe for you? Meditators: Iron Sadhguru: So, seems to be like it’s an important ingredient of your blood, yes? So if iron is floating around in your blood and if I put a very powerful magnet to the top of your head, it is possible that slowly blood may start moving in that direction. Isn’t it? Let’s say if it’s a very very powerful magnet,
it may start slowly pulling it up because there is elements of iron in the blood. Your body is designed like this that your heart which is the pumping station of the circulatory system is three-fourths of the way up not half way down. Because it is difficult to pump against gravity,
easier to pump towards gravity, so it’s placed here. Generally all the pipes that are flowing down
or larger ones what is going up are much finer ones, as it goes up here (Gestures), they are almost hair like. So minute that the circulatory system in your brain is such that if one extra drop enters there, hemorrhages will happen, people have strokes. So, now you are like this,
now you went like this (Gestures), already there is a little bit of imbalance in the system because heart was pumping,
calculating the gravitational resistance. Now suddenly there is no gravitational resistance,
you became like this (Gestures) and now you put your head towards the North, slowly it gets pulled towards your brain. So, one thing that could happen to you is that
you could have disturbed sleep. If you put your head to the North and sleep,
you could have disturbed sleep, all kinds of dreams happening. If you are in your old days, it is possible
that you can have a stroke or you could just die in your sleep,
it’s very much possible. Not that if you sleep one day you will fall dead. Every day, every day, every day
if your bed is arranged that way that every day you are sleeping,
put your head to the North, you are asking for trouble. Some kind of trouble, we do not know
what kind of trouble you’ll get, that depends on the strength of your system. If it is weak, very weak you may fall dead or you may get a stroke or you may just get disturbed sleep, you may have just have nightmares or during the day, you act funny. So many things will happen because excess circulation is happening in the brain when it should not be happening, simply because you put your head to the North. So, in case you go to South America,
then you should not put your head to the South, if you went to Australia you should not put
your head to the South. You should…you can put it to the North out there. In the Northern hemisphere,
you do not put your head to the North. Meditator: What if you live on the Equator? Sadhguru: You can spin like a needle (Laughter)! Meditator: Is there an optimal direction for your head to be facing? Sadhguru: East is best, North East is okay,
West is alright, South if you must, North no.


46 Responses

  1. Bodle Kickboxer

    February 25, 2017 2:42 am

    5:40 This is how I think magnets work: http://www.crystalinks.com/earth-magnetic-field-poles.jpg
    Doesn't a compass always point to the north? (except for Northen and Southern pole)

  2. Tenzin D

    February 7, 2018 11:38 pm

    The Sunrises from The East doesnt matter where we are …just hv to follow the Sun rise …i think the best pure Energy of Growth and others imp energies starts from the there …we follow this bcoz its a kinda ritual stuff for Us …although we dont always do that oftenly but you will see in our Traditions too.
    I wished Sadhuguru ji could hv explained a bit more about that …
    Coz its really important as we talking about Yoga and yoga also means keeping the self or the individual at its best and ofcourse having considering the Others beings around us together..

  3. Vikas Mehta

    February 25, 2018 11:19 am

    how did it skip my mind yes you are right quite the analogy between an enlightened body with abstinence and earth polarity.

  4. Priyanshu Singhal

    March 19, 2019 6:12 pm

    I was just looking for the reason and I saw this .. sadhguru knows it all 👏🤚🙏

  5. Poet's Poem

    July 8, 2019 5:16 am

    According to Indian tradition, dead bodies are kept facing head towards north so that the trapped energy is removed from the body before cremation.


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