SLEEP Only 3hrs a DAY!! SADHGURU'S TWO Powerful Meditation Explained | Inner Engineering | Shoonya (2023)


Shambhavi Mahamudra is a Practice which is thought in Inner Engineering course and Shoonya meditation is a Advanced Isha program conducted in Isha Yoga centers directly. In this video Sadhguru explains, How these meditations helps to reduce sleep quota and to increase the sleep quality.

#Sadhguru #Sleep #InnerEngineering

Namaskaram, This Video contains Subtitles for Three Languages including Tamil, Hindi, and English. Please Make use of it If needed. Thank You.

If You think Our Work Deserves a Contribution, Feel Free to Contribute on Patreon!

Join Our WhatsApp Community:

•Do this 21 Times EVERY MORNING and Let me See!! | 'Use it or Lose it' - SADHGURU
•SADHGURU Meets an Enlightened SOUL!! || Enlightened Man In a Vegetable Market!
• SADHGURU Brilliant Hacks to Organize Your HOME to Remove NEGATIVE ENERGY! | Sadhguru|Linga Bhairavi
• Sadhguru Reveals Where You will Be AFTER DEATH!! | What Dies When We Die? | BEwithSADHGURU
• SADHGURU Explains - How Eating NON-VEGETARIAN Food Harms Your Body! | 3 Reasons Not to Eat Meat|
• You don't need an ALARM BELL!⏰ | Simple Tip From SADHGURU to Wake Up EARLY MORNING!
• SLEEP Only 3hrs a DAY!! SADHGURU'S TWO Powerful Meditation Explained | Inner Engineering | Shoonya
• SADHGURU Meets an Enlightened SOUL!! || Enlightened Man In a Vegetable Market!
• "I Assure You, It will Make You RICH" -Sadhguru | START DOING THIS TODAY!
• You can Do 10 Years of Work in 1 Year! | Master This Energy!! | Time Management Hack by Sadhguru
• Sadhguru Crazy Frisbee Skills -


Footage Licensed through: Storyblocks
Music: StoryBlocks
Speaker: Sadhguru

Speech: Creative Commons Attribution License
Music: StoryBlocks

Please Checkout the Licence:

♥Follow BEwithSADHGURU:

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, Commenting, News reporting, Teaching, Scholarship, and Research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational, or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
• This video has no negative impact (It would be actually positive for them).
• As a Part of the Isha Digital Veera team, we have Permissions and Guidance from the ashram team to use Sadhguru Videos.
• This video is also for teaching purposes. Our team will edit the Video in such a Way it is Understandable for any common audience who is Hearing sadhguru for the first time.

♥ Sadhguru's Videos and podcasts on are now freely downloadable. It is on this note I use Sadhguru's Videos on my Channel to Enhance people's lives by adding an educational value through a yogic Perspective.
For Reference:
Thank You So Much for Watching!

If you would like to write your ideas to me you can mail me at


Sadhguru: People are having disturbed sleep because of the way they’re keeping their minds.


You are in a comfortable state of mind.

If you go to sleep, the body knows when to wake up.

One day, it may sleep for this many hours, another day, it may sleep for half the amount of time.

It’s perfectly.


Body needs.

Rest, body does not need.


Restfulness is not in the hours.

It is in the drop of metabolic Activity that you have.

Generally in deep sleep, your metabolism, drops approximately eight, percent., You, sit for Shambhavi.

Your metabolic activity can drop up to Twenty-four percent., The restfulness that you are gaining in meditation, Is three times more profound than sleep.


One thing that will happen to you is.

Sleep quota will come down suddenly.


You engineer something Because.

You want to run it more efficiently.


Something inefficiently is not engineering.

So ‘I.

Am a mother, I have a job and I have things to do,', whatever you are.

It doesn’t matter.


You are, it’s important, whatever the nature of your activity.

You are doing something because you think it’s important for you.


You are doing something that’s important for you.

If you think your work is important, the first and foremost thing that you should do Is, you should work upon yourself.

Inner Engineering is a systematic way of working upon yourself, not just on the body, not just on the mind, not just on the emotional level, but all aspects.

Your, body, mind, emotion and energy.

If all these things are aligned and organized properly, this machine will work so much more efficiently.

So, the amount of sleep that you need, the amount of food that you need, the volume of rest that the body demands Can be brought down considerably, at the same time.

The volume of activity can be greatly enhanced And made more efficient and more effective.


If you are a mother, your responsibility is not Just for making your life work well.

Now, you’ve taken the responsibility of Making one or two more lives, their lives to work well.


You dare to take such a responsibility, I think.

You must do Inner Engineering.

There is no choice for you.


You are not a mother.

You could choose maybe, But.

If you are a mother, you have no choice.

You must.

In, a cellular way.

Your body cells will not allow you to sleep for some reason.

There are many reasons as to why.

So, if you’re not able to sleep, I, think you should join our garden.


Entire day.

Ten hours a day you work outside.

You’ll fall asleep, very..

If that doesn’t work, the simpler way, is.

If you get initiated into Shoonya meditation, The Shambhavi should do it.


Most people, Shambhavi does this.


It did not work for you.

If you’re initiated into Shoonya mediation, you will see it’ll correct the… the sleep disorder.

If there is a sleep, disorder.

You’re, looking quite fine and happy.


If you are happy, not sleeping, it’s great.

Yes, because sleep is death.



People are dying for six hours Or, eight hours or four, hours., What’s, your choice? Less death or more death per day?.





Death is good, isn’t it? Only.

If it’s causing health problems, you’re distressed, then … See.

If you’re going like this at work time that your machine is not smooth Sleep is a kind of lubrication tool for the system.

Not enough.

Sleep means everything becomes Frictious within you.


If such frictious situations are happening, there are things to do.

One thing is there’s Chandrakund here, stay there fifteen-twenty minutes every day, you will see the body will cool down, it’ll be well-lubricated.

And you will see the frictious nature of your mind and body will go.


That is gone.

How long you sleep is not a issue, not at all.

Not every human being needs to sleep for The same period of time.

It’s a very wrong.



People need different levels of sleep and one aspect of yoga or one focus of yoga is to how to reduce sleep because sleep is skipping life.

Isn’t it? People, say, “I.

Enjoy sleep.”.

Nobody can enjoy sleep.


Enjoy the restfulness that sleep gives you.

There is no way to enjoy life (sleep?) because in sleep, both you and the world are obliterated, that is if you are really sleeping.

But when you’re really sleeping, you don’t know what it is.

You are not even there.

So, you cannot enjoy sleep.

But the result of sleep is something we enjoy.

What sleep does to us in terms of relaxation, in terms of restfulness, in terms of regeneration of the system – that we enjoy.


If your regeneration is really good, it may so happen the volume of sleep that you need Will come down.


There is one aspect..


Think the other day, Somebody was asking me about the 'pineal Gland' If, the pineal secretions increase.

These are… This is generally in India.

It’s called Amrutha or the elixir of life.

If amrutha begins to flow.

One thing that’ll happen is sleep will go down because sleep is death.

If on a certain day.

It flows too much, You can’t sleep at all.

This is a normal thing.

So, for whatever reason you’re sleeping Or, not sleeping or not sleeping enough.

If that’s a issue, you check in the morning, how you are.

If, you’re feeling wonderful and you’re active Active through the day, forget about sleep.


You can go without sleep.

And you are very well, What’s, the problem? Well, that won’t happen right now.

But if it happens, what is the issue, I’m asking? Only, if you don’t know how to handle life, you want to sleep twelve hours a day, isn’t it? It’s a way of escaping.


You’re intending to sleep long without purpose, in a way.

It’s a suicide.

You need the rest.

And you sleep, that’s fine, body needs rest., So, either garden department or Shoonya meditation.

One of these things will find solution for you.


You Like, the Video, Subscribe to BEwithSADHGURU., For, Recent, Update, Press that Bell Icon.

Thanks, For, Watching., Namaskaram.


Does Sadhguru sleep only 3 hours? ›

So it depends. And varies from time to time, age to age, person to person, location to location, and obviously food intake to food intake. He said he is sleeping anywhere between 2 and a half to 4 and a half hours.

How many hours of sleep is required according to Sadhguru? ›

So if you have a body, that if you use it for 12 hours, it sleeps for another 12 hours, it needs 12 hours of maintenance. Sleep is maintenance time, you know?

Does Shambhavi Mahamudra reduce sleep quota? ›

#2 Yogic Practices – Shambhavi Mahamudra

With 12 to 18 months of practice, you can bring your pulse rate down to around fifty or sixty in a restful state. If this happens, your sleep quota will go down dramatically because the body is generally restful through the day.

How much sleep does a yogi need? ›

Further, on a simple physiological level, we eat less, too. Our bodies are not weighed down overly much with the task of digestion. Why do yogis say 4 hours of sleep is enough? Scientifically, it is found that one full cycle of sleep is of four hours only.

Can your brain function on 3 hours of sleep? ›

The Dangers of Sleeping Only 3 Hours

One major side effect may be a decrease in cognitive function and proper decision-making. This could lead to accidents, irritability, depression, or memory loss.

Can you function properly on 3 hours of sleep? ›

While you might be able to get by on 3 hours of sleep for a short time, it's not feasible for your long-term health and wellness. Not getting enough sleep each night could lead to a weakened immune system, putting you more at risk of getting sick.

How do yogis sleep so little? ›

How do certain yogis attain the state of never having to sleep? The more you meditate, the less sleep you need. After years of meditating for many hours a day, little actual sleep is required.

How many hours a day do you sleep do you think it is healthy? ›

Sleep needs vary by person and are affected by several factors. However, for most adults, 7–9 hours per night is the ideal amount. Pay attention to how you feel during the day to determine whether you're getting the right amount for you. If you're sleeping enough, you should feel awake and energized during the day.

How many hours is perfect sleep? ›

How many hours of sleep are enough for good health?
Age groupRecommended amount of sleep
3 to 5 years10 to 13 hours per 24 hours, including naps
6 to 12 years9 to 12 hours per 24 hours
13 to 18 years8 to 10 hours per 24 hours
Adults7 or more hours a night
2 more rows

Does coffee reduce sleep? ›

The results of this study suggest that 400 mg of caffeine taken 0, 3, or even 6 hours prior to bedtime significantly disrupts sleep. Even at 6 hours, caffeine reduced sleep by more than 1 hour. This degree of sleep loss, if experienced over multiple nights, may have detrimental effects on daytime function.

What are the disadvantages of Shambhavi Mudra? ›

Side effects

Shambhavi mudra gesture might cause you a headache. It may also cause eye strain and pain when overdone or not done properly. If you keep your gaze relaxed you will not get headache.

Is 5 hours of sleep enough if you meditate? ›

Sleeping less is often considered a sign of meditative skill and progress. Buddhist texts suggest that proficient meditators sleep around 4 hours a night.

What time do yogis wake up? ›

Rising during what is called as Brahmamuhurta (between 4-6am) helps destroy the twin demons of rajas and tamas. This is because Brahmamuhurta has been known by yogis since time immemorial to be a spiritually elevated and charged time when sattva guna is dominant in the universe.

What is the best position to sleep in? ›

Sleeping on your back offers the most health benefits. It protects your spine, and it can also help relieve hip and knee pain. Sleeping on your back uses gravity to keep your body in an even alignment over your spine. This can help reduce any unnecessary pressure on your back or joints.

Is 3 hour sleep better than nothing? ›

Sleeping beyond the 90-minute cycle may mean you fall deeper into your sleep cycle and will find it much harder to wake up. The best answer to this question is that some sleep is always better than none. Trying to get in a power nap or achieving that full 90-minute cycle is better for you than no sleep at all.

Can I sleep 3 hours 3 times a day? ›

Polyphasic sleepers can rest 4 to 6 times during a day. These sleep combinations are broken down into categories including: Everyman: A long sleep time of around 3 hours with approximately three 20-minute naps throughout the day.

What is the 3 hours sleep pattern? ›

Eventually, some polyphasic sleep proponents developed the Everyman sleep schedule to catch some extra ZZZs. For this option, you sleep for three hours during the night and take three 20-minute naps throughout the day. Ideally, this should get you to about four hours of sleep per day.

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Nathanial Hackett

Last Updated: 11/09/2023

Views: 5329

Rating: 4.1 / 5 (52 voted)

Reviews: 83% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Nathanial Hackett

Birthday: 1997-10-09

Address: Apt. 935 264 Abshire Canyon, South Nerissachester, NM 01800

Phone: +9752624861224

Job: Forward Technology Assistant

Hobby: Listening to music, Shopping, Vacation, Baton twirling, Flower arranging, Blacksmithing, Do it yourself

Introduction: My name is Nathanial Hackett, I am a lovely, curious, smiling, lively, thoughtful, courageous, lively person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.