WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA?


Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation technique that allows us to effortlessly disengage from the THINKING mind by entering the space between waking and sleeping. Our healing abilities are released by removing the mind, as in sleep. Yoga Nidra assists in self-realization by allowing you to experience the SELF BEYOND THE MIND. 


HOW IT WORKS

As your Yoga Nidra facilitator, I will guide you through a series of body, breath and awareness techniques designed to disconnect you from your thinking mind and reconnect you with your feeling body which enables you to enter the "being" state. From that state, which we call the bliss body, we can influence shifts. 


BENEFITS

Yoga Nidra allows the body to deeply restore itself, balancing excess stress. We combine the benefits of Meditation, Relaxation, and Intention. This process effortlessly takes you to a deep relaxation where you can change your relationship to pain, stressful situations, and habits.


YOGA NIDRA CAN BE DONE BY ANYONE! 

You literally cannot do it wrong. The hardest thing you have to do is not fall asleep, but even if you do, you will still receive many benefits.


If you can breath and lie down, you can do Yoga Nidra!


​YOU CAN SET AN INTENTION

I will help you formulate a powerful intention that we will use during your Nidra session that addresses exactly what YOU are wanting to create in your life. Some issues that Yoga Nidra can resolve for you are:

  • Addiction
  • Attention Span, Focus
  • Chronic Back/Neck Pain
  • Brain Activity, ADD, OCD, Autism, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Poor Memory
  • Brain Trauma, Stroke Recovery, Brain Imbalance
  • Busy Mind
  • Cancer, Chemotherapy
  • Creativity, New Ideas, Transformation
  • Dementia, Alzheimer's
  • Diabetes, Digestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Disease
  • Endocrine System/Thyroid
  • Epilepsy
  • Grief, Death, Bereavement, Terminal Illness
  • Heart
  • Hormones
  • Immune System, Headaches, Colds, Influenza
  • Insomnia, Fatigue, Sleep Disorders
  • Lungs
  • Mental/Emotional Disturbances
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Pain
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Respiratory, Asthma, Hyperventilation
  • Stress, Chronic Tension
  • Trauma


CREATING AN INTENTION

Unique to Yoga Nidra vs Meditation is that we can use intention which allows us to specifically target issues and shift from the subtlest states. 


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOAL AND AN INTENTION

When we set a goal, we often feel bad when we don't reach it. An intention is a direction. It has no specific end point. It is reality friendly. Even if we get off track, we still know where we are ultimately going. Even when we "fail", we still keep moving in the direction of our intention.


Examine where you are now and determine where you want to be. Intentions can be based on any areas of health, stress, worry, or tension for example. What do you want to feel for yourself whether a situation changes or not? How would you like to be? How would it make you feel if you had what you wanted?


WHY YOGA NIDRA MAKES INTENTION MORE EFFECTIVE

Usually we work with intentions through the mind, but our subtler beliefs outdo them. Yoga Nidra works from beyond rather than through the mind. It works at the core root patterns where they are held and changes them there. In this place, there are not conflicting voices and the intention is received at every level of your being!


Source: Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep by Kamini Desai, PHD. You can order it from Amazon today - see my recommendations page!




"What is I AM Yoga Nidra™ Meditation? Yoga Nidra is an ancient sleep-based meditation technique that has the power to take you to the innermost, deepest levels of relaxation where your whole body and being is permeated by peace of mind and profound stillness. It unlocks the mystical, integrative powers of the subconscious, as well as your higher centers of consciousness, to effortlessly erase your most tenacious, self-destructive habits and behavior patterns. It is said by yogis that 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is as restorative as three hours of sleep."                                                                    From Amrityoga.org

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