Learn this practice of self-inquiry. Yoga Nidra is an integrative practice as it addresses both psychological and physical issues such as stress, trauma, PTSD, insomnia, and pain in your body and mind. And it’s also restorative because it helps you recover/restore your inner resources of joy, peace, and well-being which enable you to feel connected to yourself and all of life.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. In Yoga Nidra, the consciousness is in a state between waking and sleep. It is during this band of awareness, characterized by Alpha (brain) waves, where deep and progressive relaxation happens and muscular, mental, emotional, and postural tensions are released.
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep; a state of conscious, deep sleep where we learn to relax consciously. Yoga Nidra is deep relaxation with an inner state of awareness. In Yoga Nidra, the body, mind, and intellect are completely relaxed and the practitioner appears to be sleeping. In the state of Yoga Nidra, however, the consciousness functions at a deeper level and the subconscious and the unconscious realms of the mind are more open. Yoga Nidra is a very deep form of relaxation and has been found to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety; is beneficial for insomnia and to calm symptoms of chronic pain, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disease, helps to balance the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems – balancing the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and has been shown to help those in recovery from addiction. Yoga Nidra calms and clears the mind and has the potential to heal psychological wounds, provides emotional healing, and restores our body senses and mind to their natural functions. It is said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep!
Restore your energy, relax into the real you. Yoga Nidra is a practice of self-inquiry, intended to bring the mind and body into deeper states of being with relaxation and healing as happy side affects.
Expect to practice a few gentle yoga postures and to spend most of the practice reclined.
No experience necessary.