Yoga nidra comes from the Indian yoga tradition and can last between 20 minutes to 1+1/2 hours. Yoga Nidra is practiced in a warm and quiet space to avoid distraction.
Enter a state of deep relaxation where your awareness is drawn inward, your heart beat and breathing slows down, and your body and mind become deeply calm.
In yoga nidra practice you are lying down and the exercises help you move into a semi-hypnotic state, somewhere between being awake and being asleep.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra
- Deep relaxation
- Rejuvenating effects
- Quiets the mind
- Releases physical tension
Most people find sitting still and silent for any length of time a huge challenge. It’s particularly hard if your mind is over active, or your body is tense.
Many people find it easier to surrender to the relaxation process if they don’t have to think about what they are doing which is why it is sometimes better to let yourself be guided through the Yoga nidra with a recorded audio or by attending a class.