What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation practice designed to progressively take you into a deep state of relaxation. Your mind slows down, your body relaxes and you reach the state of Theta and Delta brainwaves where magic happens.
It is effortless because the body knows how to sleep. It helps prevent the mental patterns that results in the buildup of excess stress in the body. In effortless deep relaxation you CAN change your relationship to pain, stressful situations and habits.
Can Yoga Nidra help me?
Yoga Nidra is a powerful tool that can work for anyone. It's a game changer. You don't need any prior experience, all you need to do is stay awake (but even if you do fall asleep your subconscious still receives what is being said). Yoga Nidra can work on the following:
- Creating the relaxation response, initiating rest and digest in the body
- Integration of emotional experiences
- Perspective through witness awareness
- Learn breathing techniques that can be used throughout the day
- Learning to remain neutral in challenging times
- Connecting to joy
- Improved sleep
- Build vagal tone, create resilience
- Improved mood
- Live in the moment
- Creating distance from our pain
- Create a vision for our life through use of intention
- Connect to the great mystery of life. Who am I? And why am I here?
What happens in a Yoga Nidra session?
You need somewhere quiet and comfortable to practice. We recommend lying down so you can really relax and let go. If you are home let others know that you don't want to be disturbed for the next 30-60 min (it's nice to have personal quiet time when the session finishes). If lying on your back is not comfortable you can lie on your side. You will need a blanket to put over you and a bolster or rolled up towel under your knees can alleviate pressure in the low back. A session can include any or all of the following: breath work, visualisation, silence and intention. Never practice Yoga Nidra while operating heavy machinery or driving.