What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga nidra is the meditative heart of yoga. As practiced in the Total Yoga Nidra style, this permissive progressive guided relaxation offers you a way to drop out of the oft-rushed pace of the day to day and into the openness of awareness in which everything arises and dissolves. From this place of deep listening within, your own innate wisdom can be heard and followed.
Nidra means sleep, so technically, yoga nidra could be considered the sleep of the yogis. While that's a start, the therapeutic application of this beautiful meditation style opens up a much broader scope with regards to what it can be used for, and nidristas have had success using nidra for resolution of issues like insomnia, anxiety, chronic fatigue, chronic pain and more.
What does a yoga nidra session look like?
Upon arrival, I'll welcome you in with a cup of tea if we are in person, or encourage you to find yourself a comfy spot if sharing video connection.
We'll chat for a bit about your needs at this time, your experience with yoga nidra, and what sorts of things you may feel like focusing upon in the practice portion. I think of each session as a co-creation and encourage - nay, require - your full participation in the healing process.
After we have a plan sketched out for the laying down bit, I'll invite you to lay down and get comfortable as you prepare yourself for the practice of yoga nidra.
I'll lead you gently through a 15-30 minute relaxation process (recorded, if you wish) and offer a prayerful space of blessing with silence and song upon completion of the nidra.
How long will a session take?
You can plan about an hour for each session, and I encourage you to set aside time for yourself to integrate afterwards in relative stillness.
Who is it for?
Yoga nidra is a practice anyone can do with any stage of experience, and there are absolutely no contraindications.
While all can benefit from this practice, it may be particularly supportive for busy, overworked humans struggling to juggle all the day-to-day complexities of modern society.
It can help improve sleep, increase creativity as well as productivity, reduce anxiety and soothe a tired heart. Is this you? Come, be nourished and replenished by the well of the holy mother void.
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