Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It’s been practiced by Yogi’s for thousands of years and it has even been said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is as rejuvenating as getting 4 hours of deep sleep; maybe that’s why some many of the great Yogi’s were able to accomplish so much in their lives.
Yoga Nidra can help to ease insomnia, decrease anxiety, alleviate stress, reduce PTSD and chronic pain as well as heighten awareness and focus. Regular practice can also help to transform negative habits, behaviours, and ways of thinking to foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity. So, in some ways it is similar to meditation, but with Yoga Nidra you move into a deep sleep state while your mind remains awake. This is why Yoga Nidra is so restorative for the body.
Curious about the differences between Meditation and Yoga Nidra? Why not make yourself comfortable and listen to one of the recordings below to see how you feel after practicing. Simply click the image of the recording you want to listen to and find a safe, comfortable space to listen. And, if you would like your own personalised yoga Nidra script please get in touch to dicuss options and prices.