Guided Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra: Total Relaxation Practices for Adults and Teens is a 5 star rated widely used guided therapeutic practice that induces a state of profound relaxation in which one's body is deeply stilled and the mind is settled into a quiet, refreshed state. The tracks in this recording nourish you on many levels and only require that you to lie down, press play and be guided. There is no physical movement in a guided Yoga Nidra.
The first thing I want you to know is that I have been using Yoga Nidra both personally and professionally since the late 1990s.
In a proper Yoga Nidra practice you are guided into a very still and settled somatic state; the gross body, muscles, organs, bones are all ushered into a level of settled relaxation. In doing this, the experience quiets our over-active, ruminative minds. Yoga Nidra always penetrates into what yogis refer to as the subtle body. This practice can't be led in a haphazard way, it works best if done in a systematic way that speaks directly to embodied experience and not to the conceptual mind. The remarkable effectiveness of Yoga Nidra is being studied in universities and labs ; in fact the world renown science communicator, Dr. Andrew Huberman, of Stanford University Medical School and the Huberman Lab Podcast has identified Guided Yoga Nidra as a potent treatment. He personally uses the practices and recommends it to everyone.
YOGA NIDRA helps:
Reduce cortisol levels
Regulate the nervous system by activating the parasympathetic ("rest and digest" branch
Settle and quiet a restless and ruminative mind
Sooth and regulate your autonomic nervous system
Reduce chronic and acute anxiety
Lower blood pressure
Promote sleep when used before bedtime
"Therapeutic, no kidding! I am an ER nurse and suggesting your recording to my co-workers because we all take a lot of stress home with us. I use this in the evening before I get ready to sleep. Thank you!"
"I've added this to my most highly recommended resources list for my patients; and I use it myself. Often!"
“I practice yoga a little in between chemo treatments, and I always enjoyed the few minutes at the end in which the class simply relaxes to the instructor’s voice. The Yoga Nidra is (to me) an expanded version of this.”