Yoga nidra means “yogic sleep” and is practiced in savasana (laying on your back, palms up). It is a journey into the blissful state between being awake and asleep, and allows you to explore your inner consciousness. Some may describe the experience as similar to a guided meditation, though it truly is its own unique practice.
Fully relax the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic parts of you, and in that receptive state of consciousness, deeply relaxed, counteract and overwrite limiting beliefs that are running behind the scenes in your subconscious, holding you back. Such deep relaxation can be as refreshing as 2 to 3 hours of sleep.
To best experience a yoga nidra: Find a spot to lay down on your back, or however is comfortable for you. Ensure your neck is supported, for example in bed, on the couch, or on a yoga mat with pillows and blankets supporting your body to be comfortable laying still in that position for about 45min. Ideally find a time when you don’t expect to have any interruptions so you can really go inward without distraction. Try to maintain attention to the practice, to the voice on the recording – staying alert, not falling asleep. Some people choose to use yoga nidra as a relaxation technique to help them get to sleep, which is also valuable. There is no wrong way to practice yoga nidra.
A san kalpa is referenced several times in a yoga nidra session. A san kalpa is a heartfelt intention, a short positive statement, such as: I am valued for who I am, I feel clear, I am calm, I embody joyfulness, or simply I am joyful, and so on. The possibilities are endless. A san kalpa is not in the future, or stated as a hope or desire, but rather a statement of what is. That means no: I will feel, or I want to be, or I hope to be, and no: I will not be stressed, or I won’t be unhappy anymore, and so on. Keep the statement short and positive, and in present tense. The san kalpa can change, though often the same one can be used for multiple sessions to help that new intention to set into the subconscious. If you would like assistance choosing a san kalpa that may be most helpful for you at this time in your life, please check out my Intuitive Guidance service.
If desired, I can offer a yoga nidra session on an individual basis one-on-one, or for a group. Please contact me for more info.
Group yoga nidra sessions may be offered. Keep an eye out on the Group Sessions section and on my Facebook Events tab for any upcoming group offerings.
Please enjoy this Yoga Nidra Through The Chakras, which I wrote and recorded in November 2018. More nidras are on the way in coming months – stay tuned!
What clients have said about their Yoga Nidra experiences
Carla i just finished your chakra nidra and i have to say it was FANTASTIC. i thought it was so so well done. i could really embody what you were trying to get across with that. ~Olivia