If you never practiced Yoga Nidra before, this session is the perfect way to start.
This forty-minute-long session will take you slowly through the different stages of Yoga Nidra in the traditional Yogic way.
During Yoga Nidra or ‘’the conscious sleep’’, the teacher’s voice brings the practitioner through different steps of consciousness using different systematic techniques and exercises.
These step by step techniques are designed to take the student safely in and out of the practice: at the start, we are moving from the physical body to the subtle and causal bodies of our being. At the end of the practice, the voice is taking the practitioner gradually back out by using reversal techniques and moving through the subtle and causal bodies to the physical body again.
When you leave the practice, you will feel relaxed and refreshed. You feel a sense of calm, clarity and peace which will be with you for the rest of the day.
Yoga Nidra is not a having a nap, although, apparently thirty minutes of this practice is as beneficial as a night of night sleep.
The benefits and purposes of Yoga Nidra
- Activates the relaxation response.
- Minimises and counteracts the effects of stress, anxiety and depression.
- Improves cardiovascular and circulatory systems.
- Manages psychological and sleep disorders.
- Supports pre- and post-surgical conditions.
- Boosts the immune system and increase energy.
- Supports emotional understanding and stability.
- Clears up the unconscious and awakens creativity.
- Enhances memory and learning capacity.
- Improves meditation skills.