30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 3 to 4 hours of sleep
Yoga nidra also aims to enhance and balance this energy in an enjoyable and effortless way. Throughout the practice your attention will be guided to various parts of the body, activating the nervous system which helps increase a complete state of relaxation.
The more you practice yoga nidra, the better it gets.
Yoga nidra is like a ‘super nap’ that recharges, energises, focusses
the mind and brings calmness within. It is a complete rejuvenation package
– a must to relieve ourselves of daily stress in today’s busy world.
"Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. "Nidra" means "Deep Sleep" not "Dreaming" is a state of conscious Deep Sleep..... in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake."
The theory behind yoga nidra is that it works on something called our body of energy or life force. In India this energy is known as prana, and in China it is called chi.
Nearly all spiritual traditions acknowledge the existence of a body of energy that permeates the physical body and is responsible for our health and well being. The aim of acupuncture and all martial arts, for example, is to balance and enhance the flow of life force in your body.
Yoga Nidra plays such an important part in preparing the body and mind to enter a meditative state, following a practice of yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation. I remember struggling to meditate when I initially started, but yoga nidra made it easier.
The benefits of a regular practice of Yoga Nidra:
Helps those suffering from insomnia
Trains the mind
Relaxes the mind.
Enhances memory and learning capacity
Relieves anxiety and depression
Promotoes mental healing:
Recently, yoga nidra has been used in patients of menstrual abnormalities, post- traumatic stress disorder, diabetes, anxiety and depression but little is known about its effect on sleep or sleep disorders.
What is Yoga Nidra?
My weekly classes consider the many different types of yoga nidra techniques to help you come along and experience this transformational practice.
The class starts with a 30 minute yoga sequence, suitable for beginners and all capabilities.
In a world where we just don’t give ourselves time to rest or simply be, Yoga Nidra is your own personal act of self love, care and healing.
YOGA AND YOGA NIDRA
7.15pm - 8.15pm
KING EDWARD VI SCHOOL LEISURE CENTRE, KINGS ROAD, LICHFIELD, WS14 9DE
Please bring water, a mat and blanket(s).