When you’ve had an especially long and strenuous day, you may flop onto the bed, relieved that it’s finally over, but is it? Your sleeping position reveals that although your body is ready to dump, your mind may not be so ready. In fact, your physical signals sometimes you give great thought, while your mind is undeterred by other people’s input, figuring things out on your own. Sometimes you may wake up with an answer to an issue that has been plaguing you.
Potato Bug-curled with butt in the air, head occasionally turns—solitaire and liking independence.
The Bean– fetal position, still throughout the night—sits and watches before becoming involved in a discussion or activity.
Cartwheel– arms and legs splayed out, occasionally turning—restless and dealing with issues in a methodical and analytical manner.
Stick-in-the-Mud-arms and legs straight to sides, body unbending, flips from front to back and vice versa—unrelenting, stubborn and will not give in to new ideas, but will also not suggest them.
Sarcophagus– arms folded on chest, palms pressed to breast, very still—a sign of a type of meditation, deep thought and concentration.
Dead Man’s Pose– one arm and leg up, the other side is down—indecisive, although a decision is in haste about a particular situation.
Tumbleweed– all over the place, in any direction, at any time—tends to “go with the flow” of everyone else’s ideas, without creating original ideas.
Tree Frog– on stomach with arms bent to sides and knees bent up on either side, occasionally straightening and re-bending, sometimes independently—apprehensive and ready to spring in anticipation of something on its way.
Cinemascope– whatever the sleeper is dreaming about is on display physically, for the world to see—particularly entertaining to watch, taking notes as this scene is an unraveling of emotions and crisis is revealed.
The Chair– on either side with knees bent to right angle and feet perpendicular—ready to condemn, but considering other options before the curtain falls, weighing out the options.
Godiva Pose– both arms overhead, with head turned as if smelling armpit and one knee slightly bent—worry-free, and a mental breakthrough may have just arrived and relief is here to stay.
Aristotle Pose– arms folded across chest, tucked under arms, generally lying on the back—judgmental, and aware of a situation but aside from making mental notes, does nothing to prevent or change situation.
The Vine– legs are straight, crossed at the ankles and hands remain close to body—plunges into unknown waters, daring to make a statement and find out the results after going public.
The Willow– legs are straight and arms are flailing—great listener, although tending to keep verbal comments quiet.
Hanging Laundry– arms and legs downward, occasionally twitching—like to state opinions, but unwilling to hear other’s reasoning, afraid of the limelight being taken away.
You may be one of the fortunate people who have had such a great day, you lose track of time, attempting to make your day a bit longer. Whether you stay up late, or go to bed exhausted, your body isn’t finished with you yet. When you wake up with a solution to a situation that has been bothersome, the answer is notable enough to consider. After all, you’ve been thinking about it all night, but sometimes it’s better not to share!