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Yoga Nidra is a beautiful form of Yoga practice, that it not often utilized. It can help with sleep, anxiety, PTSD, healing…really Yoga Nidra can do it all. I created this 17-minute Yoga Nidra for Energy to help you calmly improve your energy throughout the day because this practice works!
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra, meaning yogic sleep, is a form of guided meditation, carefully crafted to relax the body, tune in to our hearts true wish, release tension, and reach a specific goal.
These are not haphazard meditations, but skillful offerings that have been studied for centuries. Yoga Nidra is an ancient meditation technique designed to soften the body and mind, allowing you to safely explore uncomfortable issues and advance your personality. Like most concepts in Yoga, you can deeply explore this practice, or you can lightly engage in the practice.
I suggest that if you’re willing to use this practice as therapy, that you seek out a skilled Yoga Teacher or Therapist. This practice, if done with this intention can go very deep. Having a trained therapist to guide you through this journey will only enhance your experience and lead you through a potentially difficult, though rewarding experience.
How to do Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation. Allowing yourself to follow another’s voice while you focus on your body sensations increases your relaxation response and calms the mind, preparing you for sleep. Focusing on just one object, the teacher’s voice decreases stress that may keep us from living our best life.
Following the instruction of scanning and relaxing your body, will ready your body to enter a relaxed state easily and without tension. This promotes a deeper and higher quality of rest. Which, I don’t know about you, but I definitively need.
When to do Yoga Nidra
You can do Yoga Nidra when you feel stress increasing in your life. Or you can use it on a regular basis to keep a calm presence going.
I like to use Yoga Nidra a few times a week, during a lunch break. Or when heading to bed, to improve the quality of sleep.
There’s really no bad time to use Yoga Nidra, but on a personal note, I’ve found that if I replace my morning yoga practice with Yoga Nidra, then I’m super sleepy the rest of the day. So just keep that in mind.
Yoga Nidra for Energy
I created this Yoga Nidra to help you increase energy during the day. Even with having a pretty healthy lifestyle, I still get the early afternoon slump. Do you?
When I do this Yoga Nidra for Energy, the slumpiness disappears and I have more vitality starting the second half of my workday.
So try it! Find a comfortable place to lay down for a few minutes and allow the meditation to help you settle into the present moment and take a little rest. And let me know what you think.