Improve Your Sleep and Reduce Insomnia
We all know lack of sleep contributes to a whole list of other stresses. From burnout, depression, and a weak immune system, it’s important to get enough zzz’s every night. Incorporate yoga nidra at bedtime and you’ll fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
How? Yoga nidra slows the wavelengths in your mind as you enter a sleep-like state. The experience often starts with sensing the body and mindfully breathing to trigger the relaxation response in your body. This response balances both your left and right brain, plus the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, in preparation for yogic sleep.
Similar to driving, parking, and turning off a car, there’s a process to go through before completely powering down your brain and body. Yoga nidra trains your mind and body for this relaxation process so you can reach a deeper state of sleep.
Detach From Your Thoughts
In our yoga nidra meditation classes, you’ll immerse yourself into a natural resting state. As your mind begins to quiet, you’ll slowly start to recognize that your thoughts are simply thoughts as they come and go. As you develop a deeper awareness of yourself in this resting state, you’ll also learn to integrate this sense of mindfulness into your everyday life.
There’s power in being still and being able to quiet your mind, and yoga nidra can help you reach this state. Many people who maintain a regular yoga nidra practice report feeling rested after a mere 30 to 45 minute practice.