Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep is a practice that induces deep relaxation of the body and mind. In fact, it is so effective that one hour of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of up to five hours sleep!
Using a combination of breath and visualisation techniques, you are taken on an inner journey where there are no limitations and the power of self-healing can be unleashed.
Allowing tension to melt away, it promotes harmony by balancing the sympathetic (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems.
When we're stressed, the fight or flight response is activated. Stress hormones are pumped in the bloodstream to give us courage to fight, and blood is diverted from the inner organs to our muscles to give us strength to flee. This was originally designed for imminent physical danger, but the stresses we experience today are about money, work, family or our health, which
This is all very well if we have time to recover, which activates the rest and digest response, but that often isn’t the case as we are constantly under some level of stress whether it be
Yoga Nidra promotes the deeply relaxing and healing rhythms of the alpha state, which brings everything back into balance and gives you a true vacation from the stresses of everyday life.
Kamini Desai, Director of Education at Amrit Yoga Institute, explains:
How is Yoga Nidra practiced?
Lying comfortably on your back with plenty of cushions and blackets to make sure you stay warm. You may also wish to cover your eyes. If you have lower back pain, a bolster or cushion under your thighs is recommended.
Once you are comfortable, you simply let go and listen to the sound of my voice as I guide you on a deeply relaxing journey through your body and mind.
Yoga Nidra can be experienced at my Day Retreats