Yoga Nidra

The ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, or Yogic Sleep, is the state of deep, receptive relaxation your body and mind enter during this systematic, guided meditation. In the restorative posture of Svasana you are led past wakefulness and the dream state into the state of deep sleep, all while remaining conscious and aware. It is an incredibly healing practice; creating ease, relaxation, and restoration in the body, while promoting stillness, creativity and insight in the mind.

The benefits of a regular Yoga Nidra practice are numerous and include: improved cardiovascular health, improved glandular/hormonal balance, improved memory recall, mental clarity, help with counteracting insomnia, and much more. It can be especially helpful to counteract the effects of stress and anxiety that are prevalent in our modern, busy culture.

This one hour class begins with gentle stretching, yin or restorative poses to prepare the body, some mindful breathing to still the mind, and follows with about 45 minutes of blissfully relaxing Yoga Nidra. It is a practice that can benefit everyone and is accessible in every body.

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  1. […] Restorative yoga can help reduce stress and calm the nervous system. Try Yoga Nidra, aka “yogic sleep.” This kind of yoga is done while lying down, often on a mat with a blanket. The instructor will guide you through meditation and into a sleep-like state, while you remain conscious and aware. Relaxing with a blanket in a sleep state? That’s like adult nap time. Try it at the Yoga Loft. […]

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