Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique.
It one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain because the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose).
All that your body needs to do is lie down on the floor. And even if you can't, or on't want to lie down on the floor, you can still do this practice seated.
You can't do it 'wrong'. You follow the voice that is guiding you. It's likely that you will remember certain parts of the meditation and not others.
Every time you come to the practice you encounter a new experience—none of which is wrong.
Falling asleep is okay too, as you will still receive benefits while the unconscious mind is absorbing the practice.
Yoga nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation that isn’t found in your average meditation practice. The stages of body scan and breath awareness alone can be practiced to calm the nervous system, leading to less stress and better health.
Some people benefit from deep relaxation during the practice, others enjoy the non-judgmental and secure atmosphere that yoga nidra provides, as a window into themselves.
Yoga nidra offers a space to explore what you need in the moment, as well as an opportunity to work on releasing long-held emotions without becoming overwhelmed.
Thursday 7.15pm, forming the last 15 mins of the TCTCY (Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga) session.