Yoga Nidra is a unique yogic practice. It is a form of guided meditation incorporating breath and visualisation techniques. It is often called “the meditative heart 💗 of yoga”.
Class begins with a few gentle stretches but after that, you simply lie down (unless you have medical issues which prevent this in which case you can sit in a chair) under a blanket and listen to the instructions.
Anyone can do Yoga Nidra regardless of their fitness level even those suffering from serious health conditions (subject to the agreement of your GP), it
• Is a very accessible meditation practice.
• Is particularly effective in alleviating stress, anxiety and insomnia.
• Immerses you in the deeply relaxing and healing rhythms of the alpha, theta and delta brainwave states.
• Is very soothing and deeply restorative, calming the entire nervous system.
• Has a positive effect on both your mental and physical wellbeing.
• Gives you momentary relief from your habitual thought patterns.
• Can be used to transform negative habits, behaviours and ways of thinking.
• Improves mental resilience.
Many people who have struggled with other forms of meditation say this practice has transformed their understanding of what meditation is.