Yoga Nidra means yogic sleep. A deep and healing reprieve, this guided meditation helps us access the place between wakefulness and sleep. Nidra allows us to heal the subconscious mind from past hurts, fears, and traumas, harmonizing the subconscious with the conscious, making everyday life easier, more fulfilling and rewarding. Yoga Nidra balances the nervous system and reduces stress through simple relaxation techniques while you settle back in a nest of props (or perhaps your bed or couch at home). Yoga Nidra’s can be of various lengths, with the typical offering at 30-minutes long. Most people fall in and out of sleep, but sometimes you will be awake and alert the whole time, or you fall fast asleep right away. Whatever happens is exactly right and the beauty of this quiet and gentle practice: it’s about restoring, letting things be as they are, and taking rest, finding solace within.
I myself do these regularly; when I need an afternoon pick me up, when I’m processing through some stuff and just can’t quite get to the root of the issue, or when I didn’t get enough sleep the night before. A 30-minute Yoga Nidra is equal to 2-hours of sleep.
4 ways to get all the benefits of Yoga Nidra with me:
1. Download any of my 30+ minute Yoga Nidra recordings from my Store. I tune up, write, record, and upload these with you in mind: tailoring each Nidra recording to the season in which we find ourselves, always perfecting and honing the craft. Enjoy the benefits of this healing tool anytime, anywhere, and as your schedule allows, from any device.
2. Purchase 1 or 2 or all 4 of the Yoga Nidra’s I wrote and recorded for iTunes and Amazon. When you purchase the full digital CD/MP3, you also receive an in-depth, 20-minute explanation of the when, where, why, and how of Yoga Nidra, unique to this option.
3. Attend my weekly Virtual Yoga Nidra & Yin/Restorative Yoga group class. Restorative Yoga is simple yoga postures held for long periods of time with the gentle assist of a lot of props (learn more about the practice here). This class is an hour and 15-minute opportunity to balance our fast paced life, providing an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental stresses. Many of my regular students attend live and then re-listen to just the Nidra throughout the week.
4. Attend events, workshops, and retreats I hold. Find details when they become available here .
Have you done Yoga Nidra before? Has it been beneficial for you? Let me know, in person, or below.