Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep is a practice that induces deep relaxation of the body and mind. In fact, it is so rejuvenating 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 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.
Yoga Nidra also 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 blankets 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