Yoga nidra is often called “yogic sleep.”
It is a powerful but simple technique that is readily accessible to everyone of all ages and fitness levels - regardless of whether you have experience with meditation.
If you have ever taken a yoga class, you know that the final pose is savasana or “corpse pose.”
When you practice yoga nidra, you will spend the experience in a similar position as you enjoy a guided relaxation that allows you to fully and deeply relax and cultivate multiple levels of well-being.
This article provides a good overview of yoga nidra:
Below is a summary of the five main benefits of yoga nidra described by the author, Allison Ray Jeraci:
If you can lie down, you can do yoga nidra. It can also be done in a seated position if that is more comfortable.
You can’t do anything wrong. It is impossible to practice yoga nidra incorrectly. Even if you fall asleep, your mind will still receive all of the benefits of yoga nidra.
Yoga nidra can be a daily habit. A yoga nidra practice can be as short as five minutes or as long as an hour. Try it right before you fall asleep - you will already be in the right position!
It is a simple stress reliever. The body scan and breath awareness aspects of yoga nidra calm the nervous system in an effective way that differs from the average meditation practice.
You develop self-awareness. Yoga nidra allows space to explore what you need in the moment, as well as an opportunity to work on releasing long-held emotions.
We invite you to join us at our upcoming event “Intuition + Healing: Deep Relaxation To Release What No Longer Serves” on Thursday April 29th at 7:00 p.m., where we will explore yoga nidra and you can learn how to incorporate this practice into your “meditation toolbox.”
We can’t wait to welcome you!
With love and light,