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.