The practice of yogic sleep
Yoga Nidra or the practice of yogic sleep has similarities to the practice of sophrology. It can be a deeply restorative healing meditative practice that calms the nervous system. Over time it not only has the potential to aid sleep but can enhance a sense of well being, peace and creativity in life.Participants usually lie down comfortably on a mat with blankets and cushions to support the body, giving a sense of peace, calm, safety and wellbeing, letting the body know that it can take time to relax. This can also be done as a sitting practice if that feels more comfortable. Rest and Restore Total Yoga Nidra is a guided practice, following the sound of voice, to re-connect to different elements of the body and a sense of place within yourself.
In the Yoga Nidra I deliver, I often include elements of the seasons, using poetry and sound, including some gentle movement at the beginning of each session. It has been proven that sound vibrations combined with silences can bring on a profound sense of wellbeing within the self.
Rest and Restore Total Yoga Nidra uses elements of neuroscience and meditation and takes you on a journey through the five layers of self, called the ‘Panache Maya Koshers’, creating a re-connection to your senses and your embodied being as a whole. As well as inspiring creativity and productivity, it can improve general health and wellbeing. Through the tantric practice of expanded awareness, an awaking of your consciousness in sleep and dream states can be enabled, leading to many therapeutic benefits.
Yoga Nidra is a powerful, scientific method, based on ancient Tantric texts, of complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation.
induces your brainwaves to transition from the waking state, through the “hypnagogic” state (between waking and dream), into dream and deep sleep states.
This transition, however, is not done unconsciously. Using the tool of Yoga Nidra, the transition is done with full conscious awareness, which allows the practitioner to access layers of the subconscious mind with clarity and mindfulness.
This allows for the release of many negative patterns to unravel and with time ultimately dissolve.
Focus – Yoga Nidra alters your brain chemistry to be more productive, focused, and creative. Meditative
Yoga Nidra makes meditating simpler, easier, more effective and powerful.
Relax – Yoga Nidra helps you release stress, whilst making you feel fully refreshed and completely relaxed.
Sleep – With Yoga Nidra there is potential to fall asleep faster and have a better, deeper, and more restful sleep
Meditate – Yoga Nidra makes meditating simpler, easier, more effective and powerful. Yoga Nidra enhances body/mind rejuvenation, and gives improved immunity to stress in everyday life. Yoga Nidra enhances body/mind rejuvenation, and gives improved immunity to stress in everyday life.
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One-to-One Yoga Nidra Sessions
One-to-one personalised sessions to work alongside your current practice or to work towards a specific area, such as promoting a more positive sleep or reducing stress depending on individual needs. I would normally recommend six sessions and then following up with your own personnel practice which I can record for you to listen to with an added contribution.
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Gift yourself time just for you with an empowering, nourishing nap.
No sportswear required.
“Please note I do not claim to heal, offer prognosis or diagnosis or offer counselling in this session”.
Following guidelines for Covid-19 – all one to one classes are now suspended.
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Allow up to 45 mins
No sports wear required. Try the possibility of a lunch time or afterwork session.
Gift yourself Time just for you, Empowering Nourishing restorative.
Yoga Nidra sacred Soul Song Retreats