Yoga Nidra is a state of awareness that is deeply relaxing, encourages well-being, and offers relief from stress and tension. It is practiced through a series of techniques that have been developed to help one achieve this state more easily, such as breathing exercises, guided relaxation, and meditations.
It is a type of yoga practice that can be done lying down, or seated in a comfortable chair, and it requires little movement and no special tools (except for props to help you sit or lie more comfortably.)
Yoga Nidra is adaptogenic, meaning that it finds a way to help you just the way you need, and it is enhanced by the use of a sankalpa (personal resolve) that you create to help you live your life in a more meaningful way.
Benefits can include
- improved sleep,
- reduction of stress & pain, and
- increased immunity.
Every practice is worthwhile and, in every practice, we gain something!
I am a graduate of the Yoga Nidra Professional Training & Certificate Program – Level I. Learn more at JulieLusk.com.
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