Yoga Nidra

The art of Yogic Sleep

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Lead me from time-bound consciousness, To the timeless state of being that I am

what is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is the science of yogic sleep. This deeply nurturing practice helps connect the body, mind and soul. This ancient practice is like a deep sleep while remaining awake. While seated meditation may be difficult, with our mind preoccupied with sitting in stillness, Yoga Nidra offers a gentle way to come into meditation. Suitable for all, you will be guided into a state of conscious relaxation.

The Ultimate power nap

Sleep is essential to our health – when we go to sleep, our mind quiets, and our body is refreshed. Yoga Nidra is structured to drop the mind down towards sleep consciously, helping the mind reach a state of natural stillness. Throughout the practice, you will be guided through the same brainwave states as sleep.

Anxious? Stressed?

Practicing Yoga Nidra for 1hr has been likened to the equivalent of 4hrs biological sleep! Through the practice, you are intentionally moving through brainwave states – this can actually be good “exercise” for anyone suffering with insomnia, anxiety or excess stress – you are teaching your body to let go and fall asleep.

Supporting your mental health

Our lives can feel busy and hectic at times, and it’s vital we support not only our physical health, but our mental health. When we are stressed, when our mental health is poor, our bodies enter a state of fight or flight. This causes stress hormones in the body to flare, muscles to tense, and we become hyper alert. To bring the body back into balance we need to activate the Vagus nerve – stimulating the rest and relaxation centre within the body. Shifting through awareness during practice helps to switch on and switch off areas of the brain, reducing stimulation in the physical body, and bringing a sense of calm. Yoga Nidra also increases the production of serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine – a trio of hormones which help us to feel good, loved up and happy! Through guided meditation and visualisations, Yoga Nidra helps us to release and resolve unprocessed emotions and experiences. Allow us to reframe our thoughts and bring positivity and light into our lives.

Supporting chronic health conditions

Yoga Nidra has been shown to ease symptoms in many long term health conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: Depression Anxiety Low Self-esteem Obesity Insomnia Migraine Premenstral syndrome Fibromyalgia Myalgic Encephalitis Immune deficiency Rheumatoid arthritis Stress Parkinson’s disease PTSD Multiple Sclerosis ADHD / ADD

Yoga Nidra for Deep Rest

New to Yoga Nidra? Simply find a comfortable position, close your eyes, and listen to this 15 minute meditation. A great way to introduce yourself to deep rest and nourishment.

Music used with permission from: Sapi3n

Yoga Nidra - take Flight LIVE

A longer practice, recorded live in 2020. This session will help you to relax and encourage you to explore your dreams. What do you need to acknowledge before you can take flight?