Deep Relaxation with Yoga Nidra

“Its such a pleasure to see peoples faces and feel their softness when they arise from deep relaxation, Its a state of grace.”  Sara Thorn

Yoga Nidra is a beautiful practice of deep relaxation. It allows the body to truly relax and for the mind to be still.

Sessions are  designed and customised to meet your particular needs as small or larger groups , with children or as  1 on 1 sessions .

Deep Relaxation with  Yoga Nidra

“The weekly Yoga Nidra sessions are a powerful way to put STILLNESS into my busy weeks.
The calm obtained with Sara stays with me for days” 
Rhys Tonkin

During a Yoga Nidra  you ly or sit and receive meditative guidance to still the mind and enter the deepest states of relaxation. Once the body is still and the mind calm your body can enter a zero stress free zone where your body, its organs & the central nervous system can truly begin to restore itself.

The benefits are innumerable and include-

  • Peaceful sleep
  • Clearer mind
  • Greater levels of energy and creative flow
  • A sense of well being

Proven Benefits-

  • Relieve stress and mental tension
  • Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • In some diabetics, relaxation can reduce the need for insulin
  • May help ward off disease by making people less susceptible to viruses
  • Breaks the train of everyday thought and decreases the activity of the sympathetic nervous system
  • Frequently asked questionsHow is Yoga Nidra performed?Yoga Nidra is done lying down or can be practiced seated if that is a preferenceHow do you enter into deeper states?

    You enter the deeper states of your consciousness though breath and meditative practices

    How do I know what to do?

    Yoga Nidra is guided practice; you simply relax and follow the guidance

    Do you need any prior experience?

    No

    What happens if I fall asleep?

    That’s fine, your sub conscious will receive the practice and the benefits are still as profound

    What is the purpose of Yoga Nidra?

    The purpose of Yoga Nidra is to awaken the infinite potential that is dormant within you. During Yoga Nidra, your consciousness is expanded and experienced at an extremely deep level

    How long is it?

    Generally a 45 minite session is recommended, but it can be shortened or lengthened according to your needs and conditions

    Is it for a particular age group?

    It is for everyone, Children love it, it’s ageless and even loved by your pets! Who often come in whilst one is happening.

    Do I need to have practiced yoga?

    No, but you will be guided through yogic techniques

    Will I feel sleepy afterwards?

    After a Yoga Nidra, often you will feel more energised and sometimes you will feel deeply rested and may want feel like you need more sleep. At least 10 minutes is allowed after each session to relax, restore and bring yourself fully back to waking consciousness.

    Ordinary sleep is a static condition, Yoga Nidra is a dynamic state

Yoga Nidra

Yoga means union and Nidra is the integrative sleep of the yogis. Yoga Nidra is a unique combination of alert awareness and deepest relaxation. It takes us beyond the faster beta waves of ordinary waking consciousness ‘Doing’ to the alpha and theta states of consciousness where we can access our ‘Being ‘states. Scientists recognize the fact that slower alpha brain waves are connected to deep relaxation, creativity and meditation. When slower brainwave states are present, we have access to the combined, balanced power of the logical left brain and the intuitive insightful right brain. This enables one to enter the highest centers of consciousness, where there is actualization of your intentions and healing power of affirmations and intentions.

Deep Relaxation with  Yoga Nidra

Being stressed is Normal?

Often we are so busy, there is so much to do, so many responsibilities, overload and overwhelm are the new Normal as is ‘running on empty’ .The overload of stress and stressful situations  results in another new normal term ‘being stressed out’. Stress has a profound effect on the body; it affects the physical, mental and emotional. The sympathetic side of the nervous system is in a state of continuous alertness while the restorative side of the parasympathetic nervous system doesn’t get a chance to restore the body and bring it back into the natural balanced state of Homeostasis.

We are now often connected to our technological devices which inhabit most of our waking hours. When we go to rest or sleep often we are so wound up that it is difficult to still the mind and let go of the day, the doing.

This way of living prevents the body system from releasing toxins, stored in the organs and blocks the flow of clean life force energy through our central nervous system which feeds all our systems. The adrenals get run down, we develop a tiredness, irritability, depression leading to lack of energy and potentially developing into more chronic problems such as chronic fatigue, anxiety and diseases.

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Yoga Nidra is the gift from the ancient yogis that gives us direct techniques to address bringing ourselves back into harmony with increased levels of energy. But Yoga Nidra is not merely a technique or relaxation exercise. It allows us to access a place, a space than can be entered through the techniques of breath a relaxation. Yoga Nidra is Meditative awareness, witness consciousness entering and connecting to the essence of you.