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Sleep Guru: Anandi

It uses a variety of exercises, including breathing techniques, to maintain balance.

Alison Francis, who is better known by her Guru name, Anandi, has broken through the barrier of sleep deprivation and depression, when fighting her own insomnia which lasted for 15 years. After a trial of sleeping tablets lasting just one day, she released they were not for her. Anandi believes they mask the problem and cause insomnia to manifest into something worse.

When desperately searching for a solution to her insomnia, she came across a natural health therapy known as Ayurveda. Originating from ancient India, Ayurveda has five key elements that are – Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. It uses a variety of exercises, including breathing techniques, to maintain balance. Anandi believes that if her life goes out of balance, she suffers and Ayurveda teaches how to sustain balance.

Following the success of her treatment, Anandi went on to create her own service called the ‘Personal Sleep Review’, using the Ayurveda principles. Her own process helps people get to the root of their sleep disturbances. Her Sleep Review guides people through the complete approach of the therapy.

Anandi, who is based in London and travels widely explains, ‘The custom-tailored Ayurvedic approach is the key to getting long term results and total relief from insomnia.’

The sleep guru has many useful tips that can help improve a night’s sleep:

• Avoid caffeine and alcohol
• Lengthening and deepening the breath calms the mind.
• A busy mind is never going to sleep well – a daily ritual that nurtures the soul is vital for a relaxed sleep
• Go to bed early and avoid technology, read a book
• Enjoy a diet with plentiful fruit and vegetables
• Turn the lighting down in the evening
• Avoid heavy conversations before bed time
• Keep your bedroom tidy and free of clutter.

Anandi has written her first book called the ‘Breathe Better, Sleep Better’. Her new book offers many practical tools including how to help detox the digestive system, how to calm the nervous system and how to stimulate your circulatory system. ‘Breathe Better, Sleep Better’ will soon be available online or direct from her website.

The ‘Personal Sleep Review’ begins with an interview with the guru herself who then creates a unique assessment plan to conquer insomnia. She examines every aspect of an individual’s life to figure out what could be causing insomnia and the best approach for treatment. This regime starts with a complimentary 15 minute discovery call by phone or Skype to discuss the client’s current situation with insomnia and to discuss what's possible. The process starts with an intensive online questioning process, followed by the appropriate consultation choice. Prices range from £195-£1,495.

Useful Links:

Anandi: http://www.thesleepguru.co.uk/
Anandi Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anandithesleepguru/
Anandi Twitter: https://twitter.com/Anandisleepguru
Blog: http://www.thesleepguru.co.uk/anandis-blog/
Breathe Better, Sleep Better: http://www.thesleepguru.co.uk/book/
Personal Sleep Review: http://www.thesleepguru.co.uk/work-with-me/personal-sleep-re...
Video: https://vimeo.com/165437280
Yoga Sleep: http://www.thesleepguru.co.uk/work-with-me/yoga-sleep/

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Further information and high resolution images of Anandi are available on request. We would be delighted to offer journalists suffering from insomnia the opportunity of a sleep review with Anandi.

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About Anandi

Anandi’s journey started in the fitness industry in 1986. A born leader and teacher, she found herself teaching others throughout her career in fitness, beauty and wellness. She now lives in Italy and runs workshop and retreats, in Italy and London. Anandi is Alison Francis’s spiritual name given to her by her guru in India in 2007.

Anandi is the author or Breathe Better, Sleep Better due for release in September 2016. She inspires people to take a breath as soon as you meet her. Her professional credentials are:-

• Ayurveda Practitioner, approved by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine
• Ayurvedic consultant (American Institute of Vedic Studies, David Frawley)
• Qualified NLP instructor and hypnotherapist (David Shephard, Performance Partnership)
• Chopra-certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor (Deepak Chopra)
• Registered Senior Yoga Teacher (Approved by The Yoga Alliance)
• Continued study of Pranayama with Yogi Vishvketu
• Mentee of the late Georg Feuerstein, and graduate of 800hrs of yoga history and philosophy (Georg Feuerstein, Traditional Yoga Studies)
• ‘Teaching the teacher’ internship in India at Anand Prakresh Ashram (Yogi Vishvketu)

Anandi has a blog where she explains different methods and techniques to cure insomnia. The blog includes a number of video demonstrations, written guides and advice to help with your development. Some blog posts include features on meditation, healthy eating and stress.

Anandi is a great believer in giving back and has sponsored a Nepalese orphan for over 10 years. Anandi has sent her to University in Southern India to study a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a sole sponsor who looks after all her needs. Anyone working with Anandi is also helping give support to underprivileged children in India.

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