New to Nidra? 12 Reasons to LOVE Yoga Nidra

Do you suffer from stress, anxiety or insomnia? Do you find it difficult to relax and do you remain knotted with tension all the time? Or perhaps given that you might have had a long day at the office, or with life in general, you just want a moment to unwind and escape reality. Well, whatever your situation may be what could be more appealing than learning how to overcome stressful situations through meditation and positive affirmations. In addition, you will learn the benefits of practicing Savasana (Corpse Pose). Yoga Nidra (yogic sleeping) has been found through research to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating, and abdominal pain respond well to this method of stress reduction.

What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep, Psychic Sleep and Lucid Sleeping, is an altered state of consciousness. It is the state of deep sleep where the mind remains conscious and aware. The first reference to yoga nidra is found in Mandukya Upanishad where it is related to ‘prajna’. But the practice, as it is known today, was developed by Swami Satyananda during the 1980s. He talks about yoga nidra as the deepest state of relaxation where the body goes into sleep mode but the mind remains aware and takes a conscious journey to the inner being.

We all know that sleep helps the body rejuvenate. The Yogic Sleep helps not only in physical rejuvenation but takes care of our whole being. Let’s check out the benefits of Yoga Nidra:


1) Helps relieve muscular, emotional and mental tension2) Treats insomnia and psychological disorders3) Relaxes the mind by relieving stress and anxiety4) Heals depression5) Enhances memory and increases learning capacity

6) Increases energy levels

7) Heals Endocrinol imbalances and ensures optimal functioning of the endocrine system8) Detoxifies the body and clears the subconsious9) Improves creativity10) Leads to improved senses and more cultivated body awareness11) Restores the mind and body and leads to restructuring of the whole personality from within

12) Teaches you to be in control of your own thought patterns

Yoga Nidra is thus a joyous, effortless way to end your yoga practice. Just let go, relax and enjoy the experience that follows. Take time for yourself and join Tracey Pike for this guided meditation starting Thursday, September 10 – October 15, 6:45 pm -7:45 pm.

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