For those who have not heard of it, yoga nidra is a powerful guided meditative practice, whereby the listener reaches a deep state of relaxation, yogic sleep, which is deeply restorative, connecting them back to themselves. It is not commonly taught, it is a fairly unknown treasure in the world of yoga, which is very surprising given its benefits. Anyone can practice it, there is no religious affiliation or knowledge required. There is no movement, the listener just lays down or remains seated for the practice, which can be from 15-60 minutes long.
I first came across this practice a couple of years ago and have gotten so hooked, that since January I have made it part of my daily routine! It is a fantastic resource for helping you cope with stress, improving energy, improving sleep amongst other benefits. Yoga nidra offers 'tools' to cope with the stresses and strains of daily life. It rests, restores and renews the whole body, mind and spirit. The nervous system benefits from total relaxation, and it is effortless, the listener just follows the spoken word to be guided into a state of yoga nidra.
Other benefits reported are enhanced creativity, better clarity, improved concentration and fewer physical symptoms....all with no side effects. All that is needed is a quiet space and a guide, there are many cd's and recordings available, or better still find yourself a class and give yourself the ultimate in relaxation!
I will be teaching on Thursday evenings at 7.30, so drop me a line if you are interested in joining the class