Andrew interviews Charlie about his latest book, “Wake Up to Sleep: 5 Powerful Practices to Transform Stress & Trauma for Peaceful Sleep & Mindful Dreams.”
Join the popular lucid dreaming author Charlie Morley for our second interview with him, and discover why he is in such demand. Andrew and Charlie discuss his latest book, “Wake Up to Sleep: 5 Powerful Practices to Transform Stress & Trauma for Peaceful Sleep & Mindful Dreams.” The conversation begins with an extensive exploration of the importance of breath, and how it profoundly affects our lives – and our sleep. Charlie shares some practices for how to engage Coherent Breathing for optimal mental and physical health. He also shows us how to use breathing to work with insomnia, and to prepare for sleep. Charlie offers data from a number of studies on the importance of proper breathing, and the benefits in terms of sleep and dreams. The discussion then ties this topic into the inner yogas, and how the inner winds (lung, chi, prana) relate to outer respiration. Trauma is then explored, and how East meets West in working with the undigested experiences buried deep in our body-mind. Where do the samskaras fit in, and how about PTSD as “post-truth stress disorder” – a trauma that has its origins in the bardo. The conversation peppers in riffs on yoga nidra, nightmares, liminal dreaming, pranayama, vase breathing, and a host of very practical tips for enhanced sleep and dream. Charlie is a treasure trove of inspiration and information, and his passion is contagious.
About our Guest
Charlie has been authorized to teach within the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008. He has written three books: Dreams of Awakening, Lucid Dreaming: A Beginners Guide, and Dreaming Through Darkness which have been translated into 13 different languages.
Charlie lives in England and has taught Buddhism and youth culture at The Houses of Parliament. He is also a regular expert panelist for The Guardian and has been named one of The Next Generation of Meditation Teachers. He teaches veterans and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship grant to research “mindfulness based PTSD treatment. Charlie in an in-demand teacher and has offered retreats and workshops in more than 20 countries.