If you are looking for deep relaxation then this form of yoga can help. Sign up below to get a free 30 minute Yoga Nidra session with me.
Did you know that there is a style of yoga that just involves relaxing on a mat blanket or even your bed? It is perfect for long haul travellers who want to feel relaxed on a flight or recover from jet lag.
The best thing about this style of yoga is that a 45 minute session could leave you feeling like you indulged in a peaceful 3 hour nap!
Yoga Nidra involves slowing down and chilling out. So does meditation. While some people tend to lump them together they really are two different practices. With Yoga Nidra you are lying down and the goal is to move into a deep state of conscious awareness sleep which is a deeper state of relaxation with awareness.
This type of practice helps us calm the sympathetic nervous system - mainly our fight or flight response. In this deeper relaxation the pineal gland is activated and that releases the hormone melatonin which is a powerful antioxidant. It can also help manage immune function, blood pressure, cortisol levels and induce restful sleep and reduce anxiety.
Try to find a quiet place to practice - either lying down or sitting comfortably. If possible try for a quiet, dark space and ensure you are warm and comfortable.
Then start to relax and just listen to my voice.