Practice Yoga Nidra

22 April 2021

Managing Stress with Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is profoundly simple and simply profound.

All you have to do is lie down, close your eyes, follow some instructions guiding you to deeper and deeper states of relaxation and NOT fall asleep.

If you can do this, you experience that part of yourself that exists beyond your body and your mind, your consciousness. In this state, you will feel what it means to be fully present.

Practical Tips

As we are harnessing the body’s natural capability to fall asleep, preparation for the practice is similar to what we would do for sleep itself.

Choose a quiet place.

Lie on your back on the floor or on a bed, or lie back in a sofa or chair.

Make yourself as comfortable as possible, putting padding underneath the head and under any other parts of your body that may become uncomfortable when still for a period of time.

Place a blanket over you as your body temperature will drop.

Lower or turn off the lights or use an eye pillow.

Sample Practices

Falling Asleep with Yoga Nidra

If you have problems falling asleep at night, Yoga Nidra can help. This practice is designed to guide you to the deepest part of the sleep cycle and leave you there. Think of it as a little tug, guiding you into the slipstream of your own sleep cycle.

Managing Stress with I AM Yoga Nidra

If you are busy and always on the go, Yoga Nidra can help. This practice will allow you to relax on a physical, mental and emotional level, giving you a complete break from whatever you are doing, boosting your concentration and your energy levels.

Getting Clarity with I AM Yoga Nidra

If you are facing a challenge with a relationship, work scenario or personal decision and don’t know how to move forward, Yoga Nidra can help. Just as you can wake up with the answer to a complex problem after a good night’s sleep, Yoga Nidra allows you to access this ability at will. The practice guides you through different brainwave states, or levels of consciousness, enabling you to access perspectives unavailable to you in the waking state.