Guided Meditation • Yoga Nidra (audio)
The practice of Yoga Nidra allows one to enter a state of consciousness between being asleep and being awake to allows the body to completely relax. This practice can be used after completing an asana practice to help the body enter into a deep mediation, as well an being aide to help those who struggle with falling asleep quiet their minds.
Choose a quiet space where you will be able to relax without disturbance. It is recommended to do some light stretching, exercise, or yoga postures before you start the Yoga Nidra meditation. Dim the lights and grab a blanket for comfort. This meditation is performed lying flat on the back in Corpse Pose (Savasana). Make sure you are comfortable, as you will be in this position for about 20 minutes.
Before you begin, think of an affirmation for your practice. A positive statement in the present tense as though it is already happening. Let this intention affirmation, or sankalpa, be the focus of your meditation. For example "I flow through life with ease and peace. I am relaxed."
Why You Should Start Practicing Yoga Nidra
- It offers the opportunity to learn about yourself intimately, inside and out
- It aids not only in physical healing, but also emotional healing
- It can ease symptoms of various psychological conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction
- It is a simple and effortless way to reduce stress
- It is easy to incorporate into your daily life
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