Yoga Nidra is the science of deep relaxation. Yoga means “union.” Nidra means “sleep.” Yoga Nidra is a state between sleep and deep relaxation.
When deep healing and relaxation are needed, and you would like to be guided there, Yoga Nidra is a beautiful practice to explore. It allows you to journey beyond your physical experience to cultivate a deeper connection and awareness of Self.
It is a systematic method of inducing deep physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. There is no movement. The practice is done while lying down on one’s back or side. The eyes are closed, and the body is made completely comfortable. It involves deep relaxation with inner awareness while Heather leads a guided “meditation” session. She uses auto-suggestion cues, visualization, and affirmation to create an environment in which healing can occur.
A few of the benefits now being confirmed by the medical field are increased immune function, digestive function, and better sleep. The gifts of Yoga Nidra are the release of old habits, fatigue, worry, and stress.
Yoga Nidra can be practiced by anyone of any size or shape. This is not a physical exercise but rather a technique for physical rejuvenation, mental relaxation, spiritual growth, and overall wellness. According to yogic thought, unregulated stress is the root of most physical and mental ailments today. The secret of Yoga Nidra (and to better health) lies in its ability to relieve tension and stress at its root and restore a balanced state of mind and a deeply rested body.