What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is as an accessible conscious relaxation practice. You may have heard it described as ‘sleep yoga’. Essentially, you are guided in a deep meditation whilst lying or sitting in a supported position. There are several stages to the meditation that take you, the participant, into a state between sleep and wakefulness. In this state, you are able to tap in to insights, creativity and wisdom. The practice of Yoga Nidra helps to strengthen the body-mind connection.
Yoga Nidra is suitable for complete beginners. All you have to do is get comfortable and listen. The practice of Yoga Nidra helps you learn how to surrender and find a sense of acceptance of who you and where you are, just as you are.
What are the benefits of Yoga Nidra?
Here are some of the reasons people practice Yoga Nidra:
- Deeply restorative for the mind and body
- Improved quality of sleep
- Better concentration and focus
- Stronger immune function
- Helps control chronic pain
- Enhanced creativity