Yoga Nidra At Home
Yoga nidra is a guided meditation practice that creates a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping to promote a profound state of relaxation.
Creating a state of deeper relaxation can be reparative to our nervous system, reduce stress levels, and improve our quality of sleep.
Yoga nidra (or Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR)) is a practice of non-doing, of allowing the body to rest and the mind to settle into the present moment. We live in a chronically overstimulated world and yoga nidra is one way to help manage the stress of life.
In these practices, we move through a relaxing body scan, set our intentions and deeply nourish our nervous system.
Some benefits of Yoga Nidra meditations include:
- Full body relaxation
- Sleep support
- Stress reduction
- Increased bodily awareness
When we experience physical pain, we can begin to tense and contract different parts of the body in response to that pain.
Physical discomfort/pain and sleep challenges can commonly occur, especially after traumatic experiences or times when we are experiencing high stress.
Listening to these Yoga Nidra practices can be very supportive to listen to at the end of the day as you prepare for sleep.